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Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Day Cream, SPF 15
Desert Essence by Desert Essence
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN LOW
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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

10%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Massage small amount onto face and neck daily.
Where to purchase
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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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 10%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Data: None
n/a
OLIVE SQUALANE
Data: None
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) BUTTER
Data: Limited
n/a
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
WHITE TEA EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
SACCHAROMYCES/ FERMENT FILTRATE
Data: None
n/a
XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE
Data: None
n/a
ANHYDROXYLITOL
Data: Limited
n/a
XYLITOL
Data: Fair
n/a
ISOSTEARIC ACID
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
n/a
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: None
n/a
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
SODIUM PHYTATE
Data: Limited
n/a
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
Data: None
n/a
SODIUM LEVULINATE
Data: Limited
n/a
SODIUM ANISATE
Data: None
n/a
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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