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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

eau thermale Avene Very High Protection Cream, SPF 50
eau thermale Avene by Pierre Fabre Group
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

10.7%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

2.4%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply generously and evenly 15 min. before sun exposure and as needed. Children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor. Reapply as needed of after towel drying, swimming or perspiring.
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use only. Keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove if contact with eyes occurs. Stop use and ask a doctor if: rash or irritation develops. If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. 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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 10.8%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 2.4%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
CYCLOMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
DECYL OLEATE
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Robust
n/a
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
BHT
Data: Fair
Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BUTYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Data: None
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE
Data: None
n/a
ETHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE
Data: None
n/a
IRON OXIDES
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
ISOBUTYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
METHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
MINERAL OIL
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
OCTYLDODECANOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
O-CYMEN-5-OL
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
OZOKERITE
Data: Limited
n/a
PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PETROLATUM
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
PPG-3 MYRISTYL ETHER
Data: None
Ecotoxicology
PROPYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE
Data: None
n/a
SODIUM MYRISTOYL GLUTAMATE
Data: None
n/a
TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: None
n/a
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data: Limited
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Data: None
n/a

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