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Andalou Naturals Ultra Sheer Daily Defense Facial Lotion, SPF 18
Andalou Naturals by Andalou Naturals
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 18
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
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
AVOBENZONE

2.5%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Daily, alone or under make-upFor best protection, apply 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, reapply as needed.
Label warnings: WarningsFor 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 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
AVOBENZONE
active ingredient 2.5%
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Data: None
n/a
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture
Data: None
n/a
UNSPECIFIED EXTRACTS
Data: None
Miscellaneous
GLYCERYL LAURATE
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Use restrictions
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps
RESVERATROL
Data: Fair
n/a
UBIQUINONE
Data: Fair
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
ALLANTOIN
Data: Fair
n/a
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
HYALURONIC ACID
Data: Fair
n/a
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) HIPS OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
PHENETHYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO (TANGERINE) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a

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