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Skin Effects Glycolic Day Cream, SPF 30
Skin Effects by Dr. Dover's Skincare
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN MODERATE
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone

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%

HOMOSALATE

10%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

2%

OXYBENZONE

5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply daily to freshly cleansed face and neck. Use before sun exposure for sunscreen benefits, reapplying as needed.
Label warnings: For external use only. Keep out of eyes and mucosa. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If irritation, redness or itching occurs discontinue use and consult a physician. In case of accidental ingestion, see professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Keep out of reach of children. Keep out of eyes, rinse with water to remove. Stop use and see a doctor if irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow. 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
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 10%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
OCTISALATE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
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
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 2%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
GLYCOLIC ACID
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
METHYL METHACRYLATE/ GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
n/a
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES
Data: None
n/a
METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE
Data: None
Ecotoxicology
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
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)
PANTHENOL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
BENTONITE
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
ALLANTOIN
Data: Fair
n/a
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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