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EWG 2014 Sunscreens Database
 
 

MDSolarSciences Mineral Sunscreen Stick, SPF 40
MDSolarSciences by MDSolarSciences
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 40
UVA PROTECTION GOOD
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

8.1%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

6.6%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Directions Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure Reapply: -After 80 minutes of swimming or sweating -Immediately after towel drying -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 the risk, regularly use a sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: - Limit time in the sun, especially from 10a.m. – 2p.m. - Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses
Label warnings: Warnings For external use only Do not use on damaged or broken skin Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
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MDSOLARSCIENCEShttp://www.mdsolarsciences.com/

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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 8.1%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 6.6%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
POLYETHYLENE
Data: None
Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Data: Limited
n/a
PETROLATUM
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE
Data: None
Use restrictions
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
UNDECYLCRYLENE DIMETHICONE
Data: None
n/a
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE
Data: None
n/a
ACRYLATES/ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE/DIMETHICONE METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
BEHENYL OLIVATE
Data: None
n/a
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATES
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
BEESWAX
Data: Limited
n/a
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Data: None
n/a
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BHT
Data: Fair
Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BENZYLIDENE DIMETHOXYDIMETHYLINDANONE
Data: None
n/a
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Data: None
n/a

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