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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Solar Sense Clear Zinc Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 70
Solar Sense by CCA Industries
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 70
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN MODERATE
OTHER CONCERNScontains vitamin A,
misleading SPF

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

2%

OCTOCRYLENE

6%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

8%

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. Reapply: after 80 minutes of swimming or seating, 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 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses, children under 6 months: ask a doctor
Label warnings: For external use only, when using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If 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
OCTISALATE
active ingredient 2%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 6%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, 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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 8%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Data: Fair
n/a
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DMDM HYDANTOIN
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE
Data: Limited
n/a
OCTYLDODECANOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
PEG-8 DIMETHICONE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (), 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
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Robust
n/a
SODIUM PROPOXYHYDROXYPROPYL THIOSULFATE SILICA
Data: None
n/a
SYNTHETIC WAX
Data: Fair
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ()
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data: Limited
n/a
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT
Data: Limited
n/a
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a

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