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Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion, SPF 50
Olay by Procter & Gamble
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone

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

15%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

2.7%

OXYBENZONE

6%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply evenly to cleansed face and neck every day as needed. Children under six months of age: consult a doctor.
Label warnings: For external use only. Not to be swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear. If irritation or rash persists, consult a doctor. Keep out of reach of children.
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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 15%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 6%
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
OCTISALATE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
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
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 2.7%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Data: Limited
n/a
NIACINAMIDE
Data: Fair
n/a
POLYETHYLENE
Data: None
Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PANTHENOL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4
Data: None
n/a
CARNOSINE
Data: Fair
n/a
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Data: Fair
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
ISOHEXADECANE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
ALLANTOIN
Data: Fair
n/a
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
DIMETHICONOL
Data: Limited
n/a
PEG-100 STEARATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
POLYSORBATE-60
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
PEG-4 LAURATE
Data: None
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PEG-4 DILAURATE
Data: None
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PEG-4
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
n/a
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
STEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
ETHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
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
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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