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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Almay Smart Shade CC Cream, SPF 35
Almay by Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 35
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY GOOD
HEALTH CONCERN MODERATE
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
OCTINOXATE

7.5%

OCTISALATE

5%

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

5.1%

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. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months ask a doctor. 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. to 2 p.m., wear long sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.
Label warnings: For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product: keep out of the eyes. Rinse with water to remove. 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.
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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
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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 5.1%
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
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE
Data: None
n/a
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE
Data: None
n/a
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE
Data: None
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ISOTRIDECYL ISONONANOATE
Data: None
n/a
ISOSTEARIC ACID
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology
BORON NITRIDE
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
ALUMINA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
NIACINAMIDE
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data: Fair
n/a
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Use restrictions
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Fair
n/a
SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA (SAXIFRAGA STOLONIFERA) EXTRACT
Data: None
n/a
HYDROLYZED GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS
Data: None
n/a
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
MORUS BOMBYCIS (KUWA) ROOT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
STEARETH-2
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
TROMETHAMINE
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
POLYACRYLAMIDE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
STEARETH-21
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
METHICONE
Data: Limited
n/a
C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
SIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
n/a
LAURETH-7
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
SORBITAN LAURATE
Data: Limited
n/a
POLYSORBATE-20
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PROPYLENE GLYCOL LAURATE
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps
PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
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
ETHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
MICA
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
IRON OXIDES
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

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