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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Coppertone Tattoo Guard Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
Coppertone by Schering-Plough
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

3%

HOMOSALATE

15%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

10%

OXYBENZONE

6%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Sun exposure is not recommended for newly tattooed skin. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. 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 of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 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 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. Antioxidant rich formula. Precise application. Consult a professional before exposing your tattoo to the sun. Protect this product from excessive heat and direct sun. May stain or damage some fabrics or surfaces.
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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 10%
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
BEESWAX
Data: Limited
n/a
LAURYL LAURATE
Data: None
n/a
OZOKERITE
Data: Limited
n/a
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
BEHENATE
Data: Limited
n/a
POLYBUTENE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data: None
Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
UNSPECIFIED POLYMER
Data: None
Miscellaneous
MYRISTYL MYRISTATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns ()
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Data: Limited
n/a
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Data: None
n/a

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