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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Body Lotion, Daily Shade, SPF 15
Alba Botanica by Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION POOR
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
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
HOMOSALATE

7.5%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

3%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply liberally over entire body after bath or shower, at least 15 minutes before sun exposure and every 2 hours during sun exposure.
Where to purchase
Alba Botanicahttp://www.albabotanica.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
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 7.5%
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 3%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
Data: Limited
n/a
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns ()
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Data: Limited
n/a
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Fair
n/a
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
ALLANTOIN
Data: Fair
n/a
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCOLIC ACID
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
LACTIC ACID
Data: Fair
Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
PANTHENOL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
POLYSORBATE-60
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ()
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
ETHANOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BENZOIC ACID
Data: Fair
Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
Data: Fair
Occupational hazards
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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