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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

CVS Sun Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 50
CVS by CVS Corporation
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone,
contains vitamin A

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

2%

HOMOSALATE

9%

OCTINOXATE

7.5%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

1.5%

OXYBENZONE

5%

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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 2%
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 9%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
OCTINOXATE
active ingredient 7.5%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
OCTISALATE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 1.5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 5%
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
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
PEG-8
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
ADIPIC ACID/ DIETHYLENE GLYCOL/ GLYCERIN CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
DICETYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
n/a
CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns ()
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, 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
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Fair
n/a
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS (EYEBRIGHT) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
SHINANOKI EKISU
Data: None
n/a
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT
Data: None
n/a
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
METHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
PROPYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
ISOBUTYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
BUTYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
ETHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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