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EWG 2014 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Avalon Organics Essential Lift Firming Moisturizer, SPF 15
Avalon Organics by Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

8.5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply liberally after cleansing and toning and 15 minutes before sun exposure.
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 skin 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.
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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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 8.5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
SEA SILT EXTRACT
Data: None
n/a
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Data: None
n/a
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Data: Limited
n/a
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
SORBITAN OLIVATE
Data: None
n/a
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL
Data: None
n/a
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT
Data: None
Use restrictions
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS (BALSAM COPAIBA) RESIN
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CORIANDRUM SATIVUM (CORIANDER) FRUIT OIL
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
BENZOIN EXTRACT
Data: None
n/a
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
Data: Fair
n/a
KOU-CHA EKISU
Data: None
n/a
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Data: Fair
n/a
SECALE CEREALE (RYE) SEED EXTRACT
Data: Fair
n/a
DEHYDRO XANTHAN GUM
Data: None
n/a
SEA SILT
Data: Limited
n/a
SODIUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE
Data: None
n/a
ETHANOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CINNAMYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
CITRAL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
COUMARIN
Data: Fair
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
LIMONENE
Data: Fair
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
LINALOOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

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