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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Bio-Oil Scar Treatment (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Bio-Oil Scar Treatment (2013 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Bio-Oil Scar Treatment (2013 formulation) is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
HYDROXYCITRONELLALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LYRAL
HYDROXYISOHEXL 3 CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
EUGENOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COUMARINUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
CI 26100Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL (SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) (LAVENDER OIL)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TRIISONONANOINEnhanced skin absorption
Data: None
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: None
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (ROMAN CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited


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