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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion, SPF 15
Neutrogena by Johnson & Johnson
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION POOR
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY MODERATE
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
OCTINOXATE

7.5%

OXYBENZONE

5%

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Label directions: Use 2 pumps after cleansing, in place of your regular moisturizer. You may experience some irritation. This is normal and temporary. If irritation persists, or is too strong, use once a day, every other day, until you skin adjusts; then revert to daily use.
Label warnings: Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Limit sun exposure while using this product and use a sunscreen for a week after use. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. Discontinue use if irritation or rash appear. 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
OCTINOXATE
active ingredient 7.5%
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
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 5%
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
GLYCOLIC ACID
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
DICAPRYLYL MALEATE
Data: Limited
n/a
SODIUM GLYCOLATE
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
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)
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
ASCORBIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE
Data: None
n/a
PANTHENOL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
BISABOLOL
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption
TETRASODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
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
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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