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Aveeno Active Naturals Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer, SPF 30
Aveeno by Johnson & Johnson
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone,
contains vitamin A

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%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

7%

OXYBENZONE

3%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply generously and evenly to face and neck before sun exposure and as needed. Children under 6 months of age; ask a doctor.Store at room temperature.
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use only. When using this product, keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove.Stop use and ask a doctor: if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
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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%
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
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 3%
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
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE
Data: None
n/a
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CANDELILLA/JOJOBA/RICE BRAN POLYGLYCERYL 3 ESTERS
Data: None
n/a
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
n/a
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
HYDROLYZED CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
Data: None
n/a
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CHLORPHENESIN
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
Data: Fair
n/a
CELLULOSE GUM
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM PCA
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions
UREA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, Use restrictions
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data: None
n/a
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
ARTEMISIA ABROTANUM (SOUTHERNWOOD) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
PANTHENOL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
POLYQUATERNIUM-51
Data: Limited
n/a
TREHALOSE
Data: Fair
n/a
HYALURONIC ACID
Data: Fair
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
CITRIC ACID
Data: Fair
Use restrictions

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