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Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

EWG scientists reviewed the Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer product label collected on November 30, 2016 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 + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: November 2016

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

Good

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

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

None

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHRONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

Good
LECITHIN
Appeared as: LECHITHIN

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None
LEPIDIUM SATIVUM (GARDEN CRESS) SPROUT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LEPIDIUM SATIVUM SPROUT EXTRACT

Robust

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

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

Limited

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:

Water (aqua), squalane, glycerin, dimethicone, pentylene glycol, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, lactococcus ferment lysate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, dimethiconol, chrondrus crispus extract, allantoin, bisabolol, glycine soja (soybean) sterols, linoleic acid, phospholipids, sodium phytate, lechithin, sodium hydroxide, sodium hyaluronate, lactic acid, lepidium sativum sprout extract, sodium chloride, sodium benzoate, citric acid, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract

Directions from packaging:

Apply to cleansed face morning and Night

Warnings from packaging:

0

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