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Walgreens Kids Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70+
Walgreens by Walgreen Co.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 70+
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone,
contains vitamin A,
misleading SPF

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%

HOMOSALATE

15%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

10%

OXYBENZONE

6%

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 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Ensure complete coverage. Reapply after prolonged swimming, excessive perspiration, and towel drying. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor. May stain some fabrics.
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use only. If irritation develops, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Rinse with water if contact occurs. 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 aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects of the sun. 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 3%
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 15%
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 10%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 6%
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
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
n/a
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE
Data: None
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns ()
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
PALMITIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
1-DODECANOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
MYRISTYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
CHLORPHENESIN
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
CELLULOSE GUM
Data: Fair
n/a
BUTYLATED PVP
Data: None
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption

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