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EWG 2014 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Starflower Essentials BioDynamic Sun Creme, SPF 22
Starflower Essentials by Starflower Essentials
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 22
UVA PROTECTION GOOD
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN LOW
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)

7.5%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

7.5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply Sun Crème every two hours of exposure to the sun. Sun Crème is not waterproof and therefore, must be applied after swimming.
Where to purchase
Company Websitehttp://www.starflower.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
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
ROSE
Data: Fair
n/a
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Data: Limited
n/a
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER)
Data: Limited
n/a
HOLLYHOCK EXTRACT
Data: None
n/a
PRUNELLA VULGARIS (COMMON SELFHEAL)
Data: None
n/a
STELLARIA MEDIA (CHICKWEED)
Data: Limited
n/a
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT
Data: Limited
n/a
ECHINACEA (CONEFLOWER)
Data: None
n/a
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
Data: Limited
n/a
ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS (HUANG QI) ROOT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
BEESWAX
Data: Limited
n/a
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 7.5%
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 7.5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
DIMETHYL SULFONE
Data: Limited
n/a
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) RESIN
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
BOSWELLIA SACRA (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Multiple, additive exposure sources
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, TRICLOSAN)
BETA CAROTENE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

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