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L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator, Medium, SPF 15
L'Oréal by L'Oréal
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION POOR
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY MODERATE
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

4%

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

3.6%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Directions: For Sunscreen Use: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Sun Protection Measures. Spending 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: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 am-2 pm; wear long-sleeved shirts, pants hats, and sunglasses. Application: Apply daily to clean skin in the AM. For optimal results, use with serum corrector to improve even skin tone and luminosity. Children under 6 months of age, ask a doctor.
Label warnings: Warnings: For external use only, Other warnings: If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away. 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.
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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 4%
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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 3.6%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
Data: Limited
n/a
ISOHEXADECANE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
SD ALCOHOL 1
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE
Data: None
Ecotoxicology
CETYL PALMITATE
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
NYLON-12
Data: Limited
n/a
CYCLOHEXASILOXANE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE
Data: Limited
n/a
STEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
LITHIUM MAGNESIUM SODIUM SILICATE
Data: None
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE
Data: None
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
LINALOOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
BENZYL SALICYLATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
LIMONENE
Data: Fair
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
NIACINAMIDE
Data: Fair
n/a
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
CAFFEINE
Data: Fair
Persistence and bioaccumulation
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
OXOTHIAZOLIDINECARBOXYLIC ACID
Data: Limited
n/a
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
GERANIOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
CELLULOSE ACETATE BUTYRATE
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
POLYPHOSPHORYLCHOLINE GLYCOL ACRYLATE
Data: None
n/a
CITRAL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE
Data: None
n/a
CASTANEA SATIVA (CHESTNUT) SEED EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Robust
n/a
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data: Fair
n/a
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
IRON OXIDES
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
Data: Limited
n/a

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