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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Tropical Sands Sunscreen, SPF 50
Tropical Sands by Mexitan Products
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50
UVA PROTECTION EXCELLENT
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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

6%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

22.5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Shake Well, and apply evenly before sun exposure. Allow to dry before sun or water exposure. Apply and re-apply as directed to avoid lowering protection. Re-apply after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating and after towel-drying. Otherwise, re-apply at least every 2 hours. For children under six months consult with a doctor.
Label warnings: For external use only. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops or lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help immediately.
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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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 22.5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 6%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) SEED EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ()
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Data: Limited
n/a
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Data: Limited
n/a

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