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Limited
Data last updated:
November 2017

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Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum

EWG scientists reviewed Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum 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. Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum is EWG VERIFIED™.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Good
SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Good
C13-15 ALKANENone Identified
Data: None
BAKUCHIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) HIPS OIL
ROSA CANINA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1None Identified
Data: None
YEAST EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
SOY AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATENone Identified
Data: None
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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