ewg.org | About SkinDeep®/Methodology | Terms & Conditions | Build Your Own Report | FAQ
 
Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

Get The Guide!

Want a free Cosmetics Guide? Donate $5 to EWG today!

Sign Up!

Bioelements Active Astringent (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Bioelements Active Astringent (2010 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 Bioelements Active Astringent (2010 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT
LEMON (CITRUS SATIVA) EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT
GRAPEFRUIT (CITRUS GRANDIS) EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ORANGE (CITRUS AURANTIUM) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TRIDECETH-9Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) EXTRACT
KIWI FRUIT (ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
PINEAPPLE (ANANAS SATIVA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
PAPAYA (CARICA PAPAYA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
LAVENDER (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
TETRAHEXADECYL ASCORBATE
None Identified
Data: None
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT
GRAPE (VITIS VINIFERA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) BLOSSOM EXTRACT
LIME FLOWER (TILIA CORDATA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
HONEY EXTRACT
HONEY (MEL) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer