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L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Day Lotion, SPF 30
L'Oréal by L'Oréal
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
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
AVOBENZONE

3%

HOMOSALATE

2.7%

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: Smooth gently onto the face and neck until thoroughly absorbed. For sunscreen benefits, apply prior to sun exposure.
Label warnings: For External Use Only, not to be swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. Discontinue use of signs of irritation or rash appear. If irraitation 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
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 2.7%
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
GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN
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 STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Data: None
n/a
BIFIDA FERMENT LYSATE
Data: None
n/a
ADENOSINE
Data: Fair
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
METHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
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
ETHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LIMONENE
Data: Fair
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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