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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 45
Neutrogena by Johnson & Johnson
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 45
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone,
contains vitamin A,
spray

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

2.3%

OXYBENZONE

6%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Spray liberally and spread evenly by hand 15 minutes before sun exposure -apply to all skin exposed to the sun -hold container 4-6 inches from the skin to apply. Rub in. - do not spray directly into face. Spray on hands and then apply to face. Rub in. -do not apply in windy conditions use in a well-ventilated area reapply: - after 80 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 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. - wear long-sleeved shirts. pants. hats. and sunglasses children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor
Label warnings: For external use only - Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product - keep away from face to avoid breathing it - keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs - Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed. get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Caution: Flammable. Contents under pressure. Do not use near tire, heat or while smoking. Do not puncture or incinerate. Store at temperature below 120°F (48°C). Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.
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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 2.4%
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
ACRYLATES/ OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
SD ALCOHOL 1
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data: Limited
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NAPHTHALATE
Data: None
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ISOBUTANE
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PPG-5-CETETH-20
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, 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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ()
TRISILOXANE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

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