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Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel

EWG scientists reviewed the Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel product label collected on October 31, 2018 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 + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: October 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited

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

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

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)

None

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

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

Fair
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) LEAF EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

Good

Use restrictions (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:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate, Squalane, Cocoyl Proline, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium Levulinate, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Leaf Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Gluconate, Caramel, Citric Acid, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Dampen skin, gently massage into a light lather. Rinse thoroughly.

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