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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Australian Gold Clear Spray Gel, SPF 15
Australian Gold by Australian Gold
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone,
spray

This product is found in the following categories

Sunscreen UV Absorbance
Absorbance is the capacity of the sunscreen to absorb UV radiation before it reaches your skin.
Sunscreen Ingredients
AVOBENZONE

2%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

2.7%

OXYBENZONE

0.5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply evenly and liberally to all exposed areas 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming, perspiring, or vigorous activity. Use in well ventilated areas. Do not spray directly on the face, spray onto hands and rub on face or use Australian Gold Face Guard. Children under six months: ask a physician.
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use only. Flammable. Do not use near heat, flame or while smoking. When using this product - keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Contents under pressure - do not puncture or incinerate. Stop use and ask a physician if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Sun alert: Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreens may reduce the risks of skin again, skin cancer, and harmful effects of the sun. Store below 104uF (40uC). Sun protection measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor. For use on skin only.
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About the ratings

EWG provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other sunscreens. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any.
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Ingredient Hazard Score Concerns
OCTISALATE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 2.8%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
AVOBENZONE
active ingredient 2%
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 0.5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
ACRYLATES/ C12-22 ALKYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
BUTYLPHTHALIMIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
Data: Fair
n/a
ISOPROPYLPHTHALIMIDE
Data: None
n/a
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
METHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
OLETH-10
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns ()
POLYSILICONE-15
Data: None
Use restrictions
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PROPYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
SORBITAN OLEATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ()
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE
Data: Limited
n/a
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
FD&C YELLOW 6
Data: Limited
n/a

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