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Bioelements Acne Toner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Bioelements Acne Toner 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 Acne Toner 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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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
Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA; EAU)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited
HONEY EXTRACT
Appeared as: HONEY EXTRACT (MEL)

Limited
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

None

None

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

None
CANARIUM LUZONICUM (ELEMI) GUM NONVOLATILES
Appeared as: CANARIUM LUZONICUM GUM NONVOLATILES

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), Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trideceth-9, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Honey (Mel) Extract (Miel Extrait de mile), Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Canarium Luzonicum Gum Nonvolatiles, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

AM: Use after cleansing, avoiding eye area. Apply to cotton pad and gently wipe over skin. Do not rinse. Follow with Breakout Control if needed and a broad spectrum sunscreen. PM: Use after cleansing, avoiding eye area. Apply to cotton pad and gently wipe over skin. Do not rinse. Follow with Breakout Control if needed and the appropriate Bioelements moisturizer. Use twice daily. If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce usage to once a day.

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