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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Badger Sunscreen Cream, Lavender, SPF 18
Badger by W.S. Badger Company
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 18
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN LOW
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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

10%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: For full protection, apply liberally (2mg/cm2 of skin) 15 minutes before sun exposure. Rub in to reduce whitening effect. Reapply: After 40 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 Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: Limit time in the sun, especially from 10am-2pm. Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses. For children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor.
Label warnings: For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Stop and ask a doctor if rash occurs. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Where to purchase
W.S. Badger Co.http://www.badgerbalm.com

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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 10%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
BEESWAX
Data: Limited
n/a
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)
Data: Limited
n/a
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Data: Limited
n/a
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Data: Limited
n/a
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns ()
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a

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