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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

Limited

Bioelements Measured Micrograins

Bioelements Measured Micrograins

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Exfoliant/Scrub

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BioElements

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 09
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
ZINC SULFATE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, cosmetic biocide, oral care agent, antimicrobial, antiplaque, astringent, oral care
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-60
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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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: 02
PROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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
COLLOIDAL OATMEAL
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, bulking agent, skin protectant, bulking, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
KAOLIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, skin protectant;slip modifier, anticaking, bulking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
IRIS FLORENTINA ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
JOJOBA ESTERS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHYL LACTATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking, refreshing
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Ingredient score: 01
ALLANTOIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, hair conditioning, skin protecting, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA POLYMORPHA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
RHUS GLABRA (SUMAC) EXTRACT
Appeared as: RHUS GLABRA (SUMAC) BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antiseborrhoeic, astringent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, Colloidal Oatmeal, Kaolin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Titanium Dioxide, Propanediol, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Zinc Sulfate, Retinyl Palmitate, Jojoba Esters, Menthyl Lactate, Allantoin, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis (Dong Quai) Root Extract, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Rhus Glabra (Sumac) Bark Extract, Polysorbate 20, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Alcohol

Directions from packaging:

AM: To use as a scrub, use the pre-packaged spatula to scoop a small amount from the jar onto finger, then apply to clean, moist skin and gently massage. Rinse off with water. Avoid getting into eyes. To use as a mask + scrub, apply to clean skin and let dry. Wet fingertips and massage gently to soften mask. Rinse off with water. Follow with a broad spectrum sunscreen. PM: To use as a scrub, use the pre-packaged spatula to scoop a small amount from jar onto finger, then apply to clean, moist skin and gently massage. Rinse off with water. Avoid getting into eyes. To use as a mask + scrub, apply to clean skin and let dry. Wet fingertips and massage gently to soften mask. Rinse off with water. Follow with a Bioelements moisturizer or nighttime treatment formula. Use up to 3 times a week.

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.

Score legend

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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