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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

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Biologique Recherche Creme Anti-C

Biologique Recherche Creme Anti-C

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Body Firming Lotion

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BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE

DATA LAST UPDATED

May 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 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
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, fragrance ingredient, film forming, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
CETETH-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-75 STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
STEARETH-20
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• 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
BETULA PUBESCENS (WHITE BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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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: 02
TEA-HYDROIODIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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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)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPANEDIOL DICAPRYLATE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM GLUCONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, chelating, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAFFEINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
EMPETRUM NIGRUM FRUIT JUICE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
NIACINAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 01
RUSCUS ACULEATUS (BOX HOLLY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUTCHERBROOM (RUSCUS ACULEATUS) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, astringent, refreshing, skin conditioning, soothing, stabilising, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
HEDERA HELIX (IVY) LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM (EVERLASTING) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: HELICHRYSUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, antiseborrhoeic, masking, soothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antidandruff, astringent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
ANISE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ILLICUM VERUM (ANISE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ZIZIPHUS JUJUBA (JUJUBE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ZIZIPHUS JUJUBA FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIPEPTIDE-1
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CARNITINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ESCIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
CEDROL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, emollient, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CEDRUS ATLANTICA (ATLAS CEDAR) BARK OIL
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
MALTODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming, antimicrobial, astringent, masking, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
3-HEXENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, perfuming, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), PROPANEDIOL DICAPRYLATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM GLUCONATE, CAFFEINE, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, EMPETRUM NIGRUM FRUIT JUICE, NIACINAMIDE, BUTCHERBROOM (RUSCUS ACULEATUS) ROOT EXTRACT, BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT, EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT, HEDERA HELIX (IVY) LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, HELICHRYSUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM FLOWER OIL, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT, ILLICUM VERUM (ANISE) FRUIT EXTRACT, ZIZIPHUS JUJUBA FRUIT EXTRACT, CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT, TRIPEPTIDE-1, CARNITINE, ESCIN, CEDROL, CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, SODIUM SALICYLATE, LECITHIN, XANTHAN GUM, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, MALTODEXTRIN, SILICA, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CETETH-20, PEG-75 STEARATE, ALCOHOL DENAT., ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, STEARETH-20, TEA-HYDROIODIDE, 3-HEXENOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, EUGENOL, GERANIOL

Directions from packaging:

Apply morning and night to the areas to be treated (waist, hips, thighs and buttocks) 2. Massage in using upward strokes 3. Tip: Use the Biologique Recherche Massage Glove for best results – first thick nibs side to prepare the skin and help active ingredients soak then the finer nibs to help break down fatty lumps.

Warnings from packaging:

Not for use on children or pregnant women. Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membrane, otherwise rinse thoroughly with clean water. For external use only.

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.

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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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