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B'IOTA Botanicals Bioxsine Series Advanced Herbal Serum for Thinning Hair (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the B'IOTA Botanicals Bioxsine Series Advanced Herbal Serum for Thinning Hair (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 B'IOTA Botanicals Bioxsine Series Advanced Herbal Serum for Thinning Hair (2014 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)

Robust

None
URTICA URENS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BIOCOMPLEX B11 HERBAL EXTRACT (URTICA URENS LEAF EXTRACT)

Limited

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT

Fair
MEL

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Fair

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Biocomplex B11 Herbal Extract (Urtica Urens Leaf Extract), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Fruit Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Mel, Butylene Glycol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, PPG 26 Buteth 26, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Apigenin, Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl Tripeptide 1, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid

Directions from packaging:

Apply a liberal amount of B'iota Botanicals Advanced Herbal Serum for Thinning Hair to the scalp where you want hair to look stronger, thicker and fuller. For example, you might use half of a bottle per day on a large area of hair and scalp. Massage serum with fingertips using circular movements for about 1 minute or until all serum is absorbed by the skin. Allow the serum to stay on the scalp for at least 6 hours. Apply daily until desired results are achieved. Thereafter, apply weekly. B'iota Botanicals Serum is perfectly suited for day or nighttime use - ideally after showering. Using the serum during the day will provide volume, shine and ease in styling your hair.

Warnings from packaging:

Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.

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