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Biolage Shampoo
Review: Rating 1.0/10

Rated A Highly Toxic Hair Care Product in
the Shampoo 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
Sodium Lauryl
Sulfate

Misleading
Advertising



Introduction

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


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 it 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 Shampoo 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 Shampoo excels is in the toxic parameters. It meets 9 of 12 toxic parameters, including the most serious ones. This product contains carcinogens - FD&C BLUE 1. These chemicals are direct cancer causing agents.



Cancer Linkage

This product contains these highly toxic ingredients, POLYSORBATE-20, POLYQUATERNIUM-10 which have been linked to cancer in animal tests.


Penetration Enhancers


Also present are penetration enhancers: SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE,
PROPYLENE GLYCOL. 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 Shampoo contains chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are: CITRIC ACID, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM CITRATE, GUANINE, COCAMIDE MIPA, SODIUM METHYLPARABEN, TRIETHANOLAMINE LAURYL SULFATE, CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) EXTRACT, LAURETH-10, HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) EXTRACT, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL, FD&C BLUE 1, MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) 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 Shampoo 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 Shampoo. 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 Alternative Shampoo


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 herbal shampoo.


Voice Your Opinion!

If you have an opinion or experience with Biolage Shampoo 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 Shampoo 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 Shampoo 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 Score0.0

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 4.0
for Biolage Shampoo rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
Yes, FD&C BLUE 1 0.9
Cancer: Possible Link
Yes, POLYSORBATE-20, POLYQUATERNIUM-10.0.7
Reproductive Toxins
None0.0
Safety Violation
None0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL0.5
Untested Chemicals
Yes, CITRIC ACID, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM CITRATE, GUANINE, COCAMIDE MIPA, SODIUM METHYLPARABEN, TRIETHANOLAMINE LAURYL SULFATE, CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) EXTRACT, LAURETH-10, HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) EXTRACT, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL, FD&C BLUE 1, MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT0.5
Harmful Toxins
Yes, POLYSORBATE-20, POLYQUATERNIUM-10 .0.5
Animal Tested
Yes.0.3
Propylene Glycol
Yes.0.2
Sodium Lauryl
Sulfate
Yes.0.2
Fragrance
Yes.0.2
Misleading Advertising
No, L'Oreal doesn't dare claim this product as natural, rightly so.0.0
Total Score4.0

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Directions For Use:
Biolage Shampoo
Score
Wet hair and apply. Cleanse with hands flat and then rinse. Repeat application if necessary. Leave on for a few moments. Lather by adding a little warm water and rinse. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately.
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Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
4.0 -
1.0

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Biolage Shampoo
Water/Aqua, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide MIPA, FRAGRANCE, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxypropul Methyl Cellulose, Citric Acid, Sodium MethylPARABEN, Sodium Chloride, Salicylic Acid, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium EDTA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL Polyquaternium-10, Polysorbate 20, Cocamide MEA, Guanine/CI 75170, Laureth 10, Lemongrass Extract/Cymbopogon Schoenanthus, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, Kelp Extract/Macrocystis Pyrifera, Hibiscus Extract/Hibiscus Sabbariffa, Isopropyl Alcohol, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, Methylcellulose, Blue 1/CI 42090 (D2145/1)

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