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MD MOMS Baby Silk Babysafe Sunscreen Towelettes, SPF 30+
MD Moms by MD Moms
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30+
UVA PROTECTION GOOD
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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

8%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

5%

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 to all exposed areas of skin before sun exposure. Reapply at frequent intervals as needed and after swimming or towel drying. Ask a doctor before use on children under 6 months of age.
Label warnings: WarningsSun Alert: UV exposure from the sun increases the risk of skin cancer, premature skin aging, and other skin damage,. It is important to decrease UV exposure by limiting time in the sun, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreen. For external use only. When using this product do not get into eyes. If contact occurs rinse thoroughly with water. First apply a small amount of sunscreen on baby's leg or arm, and observe for possible redness or irritation. If this occurs, wash off the test area, and discontinue use. Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation or rash develops. 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 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 5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data: Limited
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
Data: Limited
n/a
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: None
n/a
PROPANEDIOL
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ()
PANTHENOL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
METHICONE
Data: Limited
n/a
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
Data: Fair
n/a
HYDROLYZED SILK
Data: None
n/a
HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
HYDROLYZED ELASTIN
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM CITRATE
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Robust
n/a
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CITRIC ACID
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
METHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
PROPYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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