Biologique Recherche Products

Hi!
I recently was recommended 2 moisturizer products by the very reputable company Biologique Recherche. They both come in jars which make me weary about purchasing them. Can you please help look over the ingredients below and let me know if you think they would be ok to still use being that they are in a jar?

Thanks so much!

Crème Dermopurifiante:

WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM) STEARIC ACID, TRIETHANOLAMINE, LANOLIN OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROLYZED SILK, MIMOSA BARK EXTRACT (MIMOSA TENUIFLORA), ARNICA EXTRACT (ARNICA MONTANA), HYDROCOTYL EXTRACT (CENTELLA ASIATICA), YEAST EXTRACT (FAEX), BLADDERWRAK EXTRACT (FUCUS VESICULOSUS), HORSETAIL EXTRACT (EQUISETUM ARVENSE), CUCUMBER FRUIT EXTRACT (CUCUMIS SATIVUS), BIRCH BARK EXTRACT (BETULA ALBA), IVY EXTRACT (HEDERA HELIX), THYME EXTRACT (THYMUS VULGARIS), YARROW EXTRACT (ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM), LAVANDER ETRACT (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA), HORSE CHESNUT EXTRACT (AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM), MYRTLE EXTRACT (MYRTUS COMUNIS), ONION BULB EXTRACT (ALLIUM CEPA), MYRRH RESIN EXTRACT (COMMIPHORA MYRRHA), WITCH HAZEL BARK/LEAF/TWIG EXTRACT (HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA), ST JOHN'S WORT FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT (HYPERICUM PERFORATUM), LACTIC ACID, GLUCONOLACTONE, CITRIC ACID, UREA, ALLANTOIN, SERINE, VINEGAR, RHIZOBIAN GUM, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, MAGNESIUM NITRATE, NIACINAMIDE, ASCORBIC ACID, TRIETHANOLAMINE LACTATE, SODIUM LACTATE, SALICYLIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, GLYCERIN, SORBITOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIETHYLENE GLYCOL, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, ISOPROPANOL, CETEARETH-33, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CARBOMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, CHLORPHENESIN, METHYLPARABEN, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, ETHYLPARABEN, METHYLCHLOROISOTHYAZOLINONE, PROPYLPARABEN, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, ALCOHOL.


Crème VIP O2:

WATER (AQUA), PROPYLENE GLYCOL, STEARIC ACID, GLYCERIN, PALMITIC ACID, AMNIOTIC FLUID, POLYSORBATE-40, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, TEA-STEARATE, PEG-2 STEARATE, PERFLUORODECALIN, ALCOHOL DENAT., POLYPERFLUOROMETHYLISOPROPYL ETHER, P-ANISIC ACID, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POLOXAMER 188, NIACINAMIDE, LACTIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, HYDROLYZED SILK, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, YEAST EXTRACT (FAEX EXTRACT), SODIUM BENZOATE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, VINEGAR (ACETUM), TEA-LACTATE, SALICYLIC ACID, SODIUM LACTATE, MIMOSA TENUIFLORA BARK EXTRACT, ALCOHOL, SORBITOL, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) BARK/LEAF/TWIG EXTRACT, MYRTUS COMMUNIS EXTRACT, ALLIUM CEPA (ONION) BULB EXTRACT, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, SERINE, UREA, ALLANTOIN, RHIZOBIAN GUM, SODIUM HYALURONATE, COMMIPHORA MYRRHA RESIN EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CHLORPHENESIN, THIAMINE HCL, PYRIDOXINE HCL, SODIUM SALICYLATE, SORBIC ACID.

Comments

  • I see at least ascorbic acid which needs to be protected from exposure to air. I'd stay away from open jar packaging in anti-aging products. 
  • Oh, thank you for the ingredients! I've heard a lot about Biologique Recherche, didn't yet work with it but what I see... 

    TRIETHANOLAMINE + IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA...

    As I know they could (or they could not) form nitrosamines together,  which are carcinogens. And they are both in one product, TEA is controversial ingredient for me and there it is at the begining of the list.

    METHYLCHLOROISOTHYAZOLINONE and METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE are irritants and from this year 2016 they are prohibited in leave-on products...



  • The first one is a classic example where it goes wrong with Triethanolamine, it is combined with Kathon CG and Imidazolidinyl Urea. Kathon CG (methylchlorisothizolinone and methylisothiazolinone) are indeed not allowed anymore, at least in Europe.

    Propylene Glycol in concentrations higher than 1-2% can be quite irritating to skin.

    Lanolin oil can be allergenic to some people.

    The products have a very long list of ingredients, this increases the chance of negative skin reactions. Especially with all the plant extracts.

    This all sounds very negative ;-) But the products simply aren't the best ones out there.
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