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EWG 2014 Sunscreens Database
 
 

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase UV Intense 24-Hour Intense Daily Hydration, SPF 20
La Roche-Posay by L'Oréal
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 20
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
AVOBENZONE

3%

HOMOSALATE

4.7%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

7%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply each mourning on thoroughly cleansed face and neck. For sunscreen use: apply generously 15 minutes before sun exposure; reapply at least every 2 hours; use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.
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 rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Children under 6 months of age ask a doctor. Protect the product in this container from excessive heat and direct sun. Store at 20° - 25° C (68° - 77° F).
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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
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
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 4.7%
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
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 7%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SUCROSE TRISTEARATE
Data: None
n/a
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Data: Limited
n/a
POLYSORBATE 61
Data: Limited
n/a
PEG-12 DIMETHICONE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CARBOMER
Data: Fair
n/a
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DIMETHICONOL
Data: Limited
n/a
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Data: None
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID
Data: None
n/a
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data: Fair
Data gaps, 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
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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