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Alpha Hydrox Sheer Silk Moisturizer Sunscreen, SPF 15
Alpha Hydrox by Neoteric Cosmetics
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
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
OCTINOXATE

5%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: For Daily UseFor best results: Cleanse skin thoroughly and apply an Alpha Hydrox AHA treatment to the face and neck. Follow with Alpha Hydrox Sheer Silk Moisturizer for hydration plus sun protection. Alpha Hydrox Sheer Silk Moisturizer is light enough to be worn under make-up.Directions After cleansing, apply product to face and neck. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweatingReapply at least every 2 hoursChildren under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use onlyDo not use on damaged or broken skinWhen using this product Keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to removeStop use and ask a doctor ifRash occursKeep out of reach of children If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.Sun Protection MeasuresSpending 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:Limiting time in the sun, especially from 10am - 2pmWear long sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglassesChildren under 6 months: Ask a doctor. For use on skin only.Other InformationProtect this product from excessive heat and direct sun
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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 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 5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
PEROXIDIZED CORN OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE
Data: None
n/a
POLYACRYLAMIDE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
LAURETH-7
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
STEARETH-21
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
MYRISTYL MYRISTATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
PETROLATUM
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
PANTHENOL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) SEED EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
LACTIC ACID
Data: Fair
Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
STEARETH-2
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
MICA
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PROPYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
METHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data: Limited
n/a
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

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