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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

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Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum

Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum

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BioElements

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    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: 05
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
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Ingredient score: 04
PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 04
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
POLYACRYLAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, binding, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
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Ingredient score: 04
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PPG-1-PEG-9 LAURYL GLYCOL ETHER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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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: 03
LAURETH-7
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (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
HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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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
LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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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
GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CASEIN
Appeared as: CASEIN (MILK PROTEIN)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BIFIDA FERMENT LYSATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, bulking, emollient, hair conditioning, moisturising, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) FRUIT
Appeared as: RIBES NIGRUM FRUIT (BLACK CURRANT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, astringent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CANARIUM LUZONICUM (ELEMI) GUM NONVOLATILES
Appeared as: CANARIUM LUZONICUM GUM NONVOLATILES
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD EXTRACT
Appeared as: GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ILEX PARAGUARIENSIS (MATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LLEX PARAGUARIENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN LAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
ACRYLATES/ BEHENETH-25 METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PHENETHYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: PHENETHYL ALCOHOL NATURAL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, skin conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPYLENE GLYCOL LAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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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.

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.

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.

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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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