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Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer, SPF 15
Simple by Simple
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY MODERATE
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
AVOBENZONE

3%

ENSULIZOLE

1%

OCTISALATE

5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply liberally & evenly to face & neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer & early skin aging. To decrease the risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF Value of 15 or higher & other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. & wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats & sunglasses. Re-apply at least every 2 hours. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor.
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water ro remove. Stop use & ask a doctor if rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Protect the product in this container from excessive heat & direct sun.
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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 (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
ENSULIZOLE
active ingredient 1%
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Use restrictions
OCTISALATE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
GLYCOL STEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
PEG-100 STEARATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
PANTHENOL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
ALLANTOIN
Data: Fair
n/a
BISABOLOL
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
POTASSIUM STEARATE
Data: None
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology
CARBOMER
Data: Fair
n/a
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
STEARAMIDE AMP
Data: None
n/a
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions

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