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Bioelements Restorative Clay

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Bioelements Restorative Clay 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 Restorative Clay is 2.

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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

Fair
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

Limited
ABIES BALSAMEA (BALSAM) NEEDLE OIL
Appeared as: ABIES BALSAMEA (BALSAM CANADA) NEEDLE OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS (ARBORVITAE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: THUJA OCCIDENTALIS LEAF OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA; EAU)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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), Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) 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, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Artemisia Absinthium Oil, Abies Balsamea (Balsam Canada) Needle Oil, Thuja Occidentalis Leaf Oil, Triethyl Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Linalool, Geraniol

Directions from packaging:

AM: After cleansing and toning, use the pre-packaged spatula to scoop a small amount from jar onto finger, then apply over entire face. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly. Follow with a broad spectrum sunscreen. PM: After cleansing and toning, use the pre-packaged spatula to scoop a small amount from jar onto finger, then apply over entire face. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly. Can use toner before masking, after, or both. Follow with a Bioelements moisturizer. Use 1 - 3 times a week.

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