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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

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Bio Oil Dry Skin Gel

Bio Oil Dry Skin Gel

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Moisturizer

BRAND

Bio-Oil

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 03
UREA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LACTATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, exfoliant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, buffering, humectant, keratolytic
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, solvent, antistatic, emollient, perfuming, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antistatic, binding, emollient, perfuming, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIISONONANOIN
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, skin conditioning, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, binding, emollient, perfuming, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, binding, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
C26-28 ALKYL DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM), ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, TRIISONONANOIN, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, GLYCERIN, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, WATER/AQUA/EAU, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, UREA, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE, C26-28 ALKYL DIMETHICONE, SODIUM LACTATE,

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


Unknown

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

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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