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Bioelements Decongestant Cleanser

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Bioelements Decongestant Cleanser product label collected on January 11, 2021 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 Bioelements Decongestant Cleanser is 3.

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Data last updated: January 2021

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA LEAF OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) LEAF OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA; EAU)

Robust

Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Appeared as: SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY) OIL

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited
RHUS GLABRA (SUMAC) EXTRACT
Appeared as: RHUS GLABRA (SUMAC) BARK EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA POLYMORPHA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE
Appeared as: PEG-120 MENTHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE

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

Limited

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua, Eau), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 80, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Rhus Glabra (Sumac) Bark Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis (Dong Quai) Root Extract, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-120 Menthyl Glucose Dioleate, Potassium Sorbate, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

AM: Apply Bioelements Decongestant Cleanser to wet skin and massage over face. Rinse. Follow with a Bioelements toner and broad spectrum sunscreen at a minimum. PM: Apply Bioelements Decongestant Cleanser to wet skin and massage over face. Rinse. Follow with a Bioelements toner and a nighttime moisturizer at a minimum. Use twice daily.

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