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Biolage Hair Conditioner
Review: Rating 0.5/10

Rated A Highly Toxic Hair Care Product in
the Conditioner Category in the
Natural Hair Care Product Review



Cancer Proven
Cancer
Link
Reproductive Toxins
Safety Violation
Penetration Agent
Untested Chemicals
Harmful
Toxins
Animal Tested
Fragrance/
Allergen
Propylene Glycol
Parabens
Disodium
EDTA




Introduction

Biolage Hair Conditioner is a highly toxic hair care product. This product's official name is Biolage by Matrix Fortifying Conditioner.


Positives?

In a word, none because as you will soon discover Biolage uses many known hazardous chemicals in their products. In fact, if you were to inject this chemical concoction into someone's bloodstream you would be locked up.

I do not say this lightly, as there are penetration agents - PROPYLENE GLYCOL
& SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE - in this product that enables many hazardous chemicals to pass into your bloodstream unhindered.


Tested on Animals?


It is not certified organic and it uses synthetic chemicals that have been tested on animals. L'Oreal outsource's animal testers so as not to get their hands dirty. The fact that it is not certified organic - obviously - means that there is a possibility the product contains G.M.O - genetically modified organisms - and pesticides.


Negatives


The Biolage Hair Conditioner despite the slick image is quite literally a toxic dump with many of the ingredients never even tested for safety according to the C.I.R. - Cosmetic Ingredient Review. The chemicals that are certified by the C.I.R have been tested on animals.


Cancer Causing Agents


The only area that Biolage by Matrix Fortifying Conditioner excels is in the toxic parameters. It meets 9 of 12 toxic parameters, including the most serious ones. This product contains a known human carcinogen - TRIETHANOLAMINE. This chemical is a direct cancer causing agent.


Cancer Linkage

This product contains these highly toxic ingredients, POLYSORBATE-20, POLYQUATERNIUM-11, OLETH-5, DMDM HYDANTOIN, TOCOPHEROL which have been linked to cancer in animal tests.


Reproductive Toxicity

This product contains one ingredient - PHENOXYETHANOL - linked to reduced fertility and a reduced chance for a full term healthy pregnancy.


Penetration Enhancers


Also present are penetration enhancers: PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRATE, DISODIUM EDTA. These agents work to infiltrate the skin membrane - i.e. penetration enhancer - and in doing so may increase exposures to carcinogens.


Untested Chemicals


Biolage by Matrix Fortifying Conditioner contains chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are: HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOP) EXTRACT, PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) EXTRACT, OCTYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, TRICONTANYL PVP, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, SEA KELP EXTRACT, POLLEN EXTRACT, DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT.


Fragrance

Of concern to sensitive people is the presence of - the vaguely termed - FRAGRANCE. This is an unspecified mixture of chemicals commonly used throughout the industry that have been linked to immune and nervous system toxicity.


Parabens

Biolage by Matrix Fortifying Conditioner also contains PARABENS: methylparaben, chemicals that have been recently linked to breast cancer in women. This study was reported by the BBC Sunday 11 January 2004.


Recommendation


My advice is this, Don't Believe The Hype or the slick marketing by Biolage. Stay away from Biolage by Matrix Fortifying Conditioner. If you use it now I strongly urge you to throw it in the trash.

Don't fill the coffers of a mega corp that KNOWINGLY uses toxic ingredients in their so called skin care products. Vote with your wallet and maybe L'Oreal in time will learn not to put their customer's health at risk.


Certified Organic Hair Conditioner?

If you are someone who likes the peace of mind that your natural hair care products are certified organic I would refer you to the top rating natural hair conditioner.


Voice Your Opinion!

If you have an opinion or experience with Biolage Hair Conditioner please click on the feedback link. I will include your comments in the NSA Insider Forum.


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In Detail

Natural Ingredient Parameter Rating: (+) 0.0
for Biolage Hair Conditioner Rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Certified Organic
Biolage products are not certified organic by any credible third party body. 0.0
100% Natural Ingredients
No. Biolage Hair Conditioner is not composed of all natural ingredients. See ingredient box below. 0.0
No Synthetic Chemicals
Negative. 0.0
No Animal Testing
Negative. 0.0
No Pesticides
Negative. 0.0
No G.M.O
Negative. 0.0
Cold Formulated
No cold formulation policy is stated on Biolage website. 0.0
Charitable Company
No. 0.0
Total Score 0.0

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 4.5
for Biolage Hair Conditioner rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
Yes, TRIETHANOLAMINE 0.9
Cancer: Possible Link
Yes, POLYSORBATE-20, POLYQUATERNIUM-11, OLETH-5, DMDM HYDANTOIN, TOCOPHEROL 0.7
Reproductive Toxins
Yes, PHENOXYETHANOL 0.7
Safety Violation
None 0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL 0.5
Untested Chemicals
Yes, HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOP) EXTRACT, PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) EXTRACT, OCTYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, TRICONTANYL PVP, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, SEA KELP EXTRACT, POLLEN EXTRACT, DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT.

0.5
Harmful Toxins
Yes, POLYSORBATE-20, POLYQUATERNIUM-10 . 0.5
Animal Tested
Yes. 0.3
Propylene Glycol
Yes. 0.2
Parabens
Yes. 0.2
Fragrance
Yes. 0.2
Disodium EDTA
Yes. 0.1
Total Score 4.5

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Directions For Use:
Biolage Hair Conditioner
Score
Spray evenly on damp hair. Comb through. Spot spray to condition ends and damaged areas.
Default
Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
4.5 -
0.5

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Biolage Hair Conditioner
Water (aqua), Amodimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Panthenol, Kelp Extract (macrocystis pyrifera), Hops Extract (humulus lupulus), Sweet Almond Extract (prunus amygdalus dulcis), Pollen Extract, Sunflower Seed Extract (helianthus annuus), Tocopherol, OLETH-5, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Polyquaternium-11, Cetrimonium Chloride, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, TRIETHANOLAMINE, Tricontanyl PVP, FRAGRANCE, Polysorbate 20, DISODIUM EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin, IsobutylPARABEN, ButylPARABEN, IsopropylPARABEN

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