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Biologique Recherche Masque Biosensible

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Biologique Recherche Masque Biosensible product label collected on June 02, 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 Biologique Recherche Masque Biosensible is 3.

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Data last updated: June 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• 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)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA WATER (WITCH HAZEL)

None
ACACIA DECURRENS/ JOJOBA/ SUNFLOWER SEED/ POLYGLYCERYL-3 ESTERS
Appeared as: ACACIA DECURRENS/JOJOBA/SUNFLOWER SEED WAX/POLYGLYCERYL-3 ESTERS

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

None
LACTIS PROTEINUM
Appeared as: MILK PROTEIN (LACTIS PROTEINUM)

Limited

Limited

None

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Fair

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

None

Good

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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), KAOLIN, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, ACACIA DECURRENS/JOJOBA/SUNFLOWER SEED WAX/POLYGLYCERYL-3 ESTERS, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, C14-22 ALCOHOLS, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, MILK PROTEIN (LACTIS PROTEINUM), HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED SILK, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN), ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-49, CITRIC ACID, LACTOSE, LACTIC ACID, PECTIN, ARGININE, PROLINE, SERINE, GLUCOSE, SILICA, C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, XANTHAN GUM, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ISOHEXADECANE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, POLYSORBATE 60, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE

Directions from packaging:

Apply to the whole face, neck and cleavage. After using the appropriate Cleansing Milk and Lotion P50, apply Masque Biosensible once or twice a week in a thin layer over the whole face, neck and cleavage or damaged areas. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off with tepid water. For facial shaving: relief from razor burn. Mix 2 parts shaving foam with 1 part Masque Biosensible for a gentle, smooth shave.

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