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Banana Boat Sport Performance Cool Zone Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 50+
Banana Boat by Playtex Products, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50+
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
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

3%

OCTOCRYLENE

10%

OXYBENZONE

5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Directions: Hold container 4 to 6 inches from the skin to apply. Spray liberally and spread evenly by hand 15 minutes before sun exposure. Do not spray directly into face. Spray on hands then apply to face. Do not apply in windy conditions. Use in well-ventilated area. Reapply: after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating; immediately after towel drying; at least every 2 hours. 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 sun-screen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 am - 2 pm; wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses. Children under 6 months, ask a doctor.
Label warnings: Warnings: For external use only, Flammability warning: Flammable: Do not puncture or incinerate. Contents under pressure. Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F. Do not use in the presence of a flame or spark. Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Other warnings: If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Do not use: on damaged or broken skin. When using this product: keep away from face to avoid breathing; keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if: rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children.
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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 3%
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 10%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 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
SD ALCOHOL 1
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ISOBUTANE
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE
Data: None
Ecotoxicology
VA/BUTYL MALEATE/ISOBORNYL ACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
Use restrictions
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
MENTHYL LACTATE
Data: None
n/a
MINERAL OIL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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