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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Equate Ultra Protection Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 30
Equate by Wal-Mart
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
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

10%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

2%

OXYBENZONE

4%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure hold can 4-6 inches away from body, spray evenly to ensure complete coverage, do not spray into face. Spray into hand and apply to face, use in well ventilated, but not windy areas 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 Flammable: Do not use near heat, flame, or while smoking, avoid long term storage above 104°F (40°C) Do not use on damaged or broken skin, When using this product keep out of eyes, rinse eyes with water to remove Keep away from face to avoid breathing it, Do not puncture or incinerate, Contents under pressure, Store at temperature below 120°F. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away
Where to purchase
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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 10%
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%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 4%
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
SD ALCOHOL 1
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ACRYLATES/ OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
STEAROXYTRIMETHYLSILANE
Data: None
Ecotoxicology
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE
Data: None
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns ()
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology

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