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Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Cream, Medium, SPF 20
Lumene by Lumene Group
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 20
UVA PROTECTION POOR
UVA/UVB BALANCE POOR
SUNSCREEN STABILITY GOOD
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
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
OCTINOXATE

6%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Lumene Bright Now suggested age of use: +/- 40 years.Apply to cleansed skin. Can be used under or in place of foundation.Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.Reapply at least every 2 hours.Children under 6 months: 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 to remove.Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation or rash occurs.Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.Sun protection measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor. For use on skin only.
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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
OCTINOXATE
active ingredient 6%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
ALUMINA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Data: Fair
n/a
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
BORON NITRIDE
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
CARRAGEENAN
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (DEGRADED CARRAGEENAN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CITRIC ACID
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data: Limited
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
IRON OXIDES
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
LAURETH-7
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps
METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE
Data: None
Ecotoxicology
MICA
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PEG-8
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
POLYACRYLAMIDE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS SEED OIL
Data: None
n/a
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SORBIC ACID
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
SORBITAN STEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
TRIISOSTEARIN PEG-6 ESTERS
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a

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