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MDSolarSciences MD Creme Mineral Beauty Balm, Light/Medium, SPF 50
MDSolarSciences by MDSolarSciences
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50
UVA PROTECTION EXCELLENT
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)

2%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

17%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: To use: Apply as last step in your daily skincare routine. Wear alone or under foundation. 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 10 a.m. – 2 p.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
Where to purchase
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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 17%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 2%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATES
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Data: None
n/a
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE
Data: None
Use restrictions
POLYSILICONE-15
Data: None
Use restrictions
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Data: None
n/a
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data: Limited
n/a
IRON OXIDES
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
CAFFEINE
Data: Fair
Persistence and bioaccumulation
NIACINAMIDE
Data: Fair
n/a
UBIQUINONE
Data: Fair
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
SQUALANE
Data: Limited
n/a
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a

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