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Australian Gold Sheer Coverage Lotion with InvisiDry, SPF 30
Australian Gold by Australian Gold
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone

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%

HOMOSALATE

7.5%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

2.7%

OXYBENZONE

2%

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 at frequent intervals or after towel drying, swimming, perspiring, or vigorous activity.
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use only. When using this product - keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. 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
AVOBENZONE
active ingredient 2%
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 7.5%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
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
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 2%
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
BHT
Data: Fair
Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BUTYLPHTHALIMIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
ISOPROPYLPHTHALIMIDE
Data: None
n/a
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
ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
POLYETHYLENE
Data: None
Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
POLYSILICONE-15
Data: None
Use restrictions
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
n/a
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, 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
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
STEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data: None
Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a

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