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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

CVS Oil Free Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 15
CVS by CVS Corporation
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN MODERATE
OTHER CONCERNS-

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

10%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. 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 sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. Children Under 6 Months of Age: ask a doctor. Protect this product from excessive heat and direct sun.
Label warnings: For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs. Keep out of the reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. May stain some fabrics.
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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 10%
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 5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
SORBITOL
Data: Fair
n/a
POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE
Data: Limited
n/a
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
ACRYLATES/ C12-22 ALKYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
PEG-100 STEARATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
CARBOMER
Data: Fair
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns ()
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
CHLORPHENESIN
Data: Limited
Use restrictions

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