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Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil

EWG scientists reviewed the Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil product label collected on July 11, 2019 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 + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: July 2019

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

None

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
ROSA MOSCHATA (MUSK ROSE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSA MOSCHATA SEED OIL

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE)
Appeared as: OENOTHERA BIENNIS

Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
Appeared as: (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL

Limited
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Squalane, C13-15 Alkane, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate, Triethylhexanoin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosa Moschata Seed, Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Oenothera Biennis, (Evening Primrose) Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Helianthus, Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol

Directions from packaging:

Dispense 3-4 pumps of cleansing oil into dry hands and gently massage over dry face. Emulsify with water until it turns into a light milky lather. Rinse skin thoroughly with water.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

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