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CVS AM Moisturizing Facial Lotion, Normal to Dry Skin, SPF 30
CVS by CVS Corporation
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
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
HOMOSALATE

12%

OCTINOXATE

7.5%

OCTOCRYLENE

2%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

3.5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Directions: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Daily Skincare Regimen: Step 1: Wash face with CVS/pharmacy Hydrating Cleanser or CVS/pharmacy Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes. Step 2: Apply CVS/pharmacy AM Moisturizing Facial Lotion 15 minutes before sun exposure. Children Under 6 Months: Ask a doctor.
Label warnings: Warnings: For 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: rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Other warnings: Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.
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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 12%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 3.5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 2%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
NIACINAMIDE
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: None
n/a
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
BORON NITRIDE
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
CERAMIDE 3
Data: Limited
n/a
CERAMIDE 6-II
Data: None
n/a
CERAMIDE 1
Data: Fair
n/a
CHOLESTEROL
Data: Fair
Persistence and bioaccumulation
HYALURONIC ACID
Data: Fair
n/a
PHYTOSPHINGOSINE
Data: Limited
n/a
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
n/a
STEARETH-2
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
STEARETH-21
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Data: None
n/a
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data: Limited
n/a
METHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
PROPYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
CARBOMER
Data: Fair
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a

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