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Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum 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 Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum is 4.

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

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA; EAU)

None

Fair

Good
CASEIN
Appeared as: CASEIN (MILK PROTEIN)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM SEED OIL

Limited
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) FRUIT
Appeared as: RIBES NIGRUM FRUIT (BLACK CURRANT)

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

None
GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD EXTRACT
Appeared as: GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ILEX PARAGUARIENSIS (MATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LLEX PARAGUARIENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

Fair
PHENETHYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: PHENETHYL ALCOHOL NATURAL

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

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), Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Glycerin, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Lactose, Casein (Milk Protein) (Proteine du lait), Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Canarium Luzonicum Gum Nonvolatiles, Guaiacum Officinale Wood Oil, Llex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Lecithin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate-20, Sorbitan Laurate, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Phenethyl Alcohol Natural, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Directions from packaging:

PM:After cleansing and toning, apply a thin layer nightly over entire face and neck. Follow with appropriate BIoelements moisturizer and/or other Bioelements anti-aging formulas.

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