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Earth Science Almond-Aloe Moisturizer, SPF 15+
Earth Science by Earth Essentials, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15+
UVA PROTECTION POOR
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY MODERATE
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone,
contains vitamin A

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

7.5%

OXYBENZONE

4.5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply liberally 15 min. before sun exposure and as needed Children under 6 months of age, ask a doctor
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use only 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
Where to purchase
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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 7.5%
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
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 4.5%
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
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
CANOLA OIL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
SQUALANE
Data: Limited
n/a
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
GLYCERYL DILAURATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Use restrictions
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) EXTRACT
Data: Fair
n/a
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
HYALURONIC ACID
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCOLIC ACID
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
LACTIC ACID
Data: Fair
Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
STEARETH-2
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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