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philosophy help me retinol day treatment lotion, SPF 30
philosophy by BioTech Research Laboratories
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
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

2%

HOMOSALATE

10%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

1.5%

OXYBENZONE

4%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure in the morning to clean, dry skin avoiding the delicate eye area. reapply at least every 2 hours when using as a sunscreen.
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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 2%
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 10%
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 1.5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 4%
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
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
n/a
METHYL METHACRYLATE/ GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
GLYCERYL MYRISTATE
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
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)
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data: Fair
n/a
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PICEA EXCELSA (NORWAY SPRUCE) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Use restrictions
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: None
n/a
BENTONITE
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
ALLYL METHACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
n/a
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
BHT
Data: Fair
Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ERYTHORBIC ACID
Data: Limited
n/a
POLYSORBATE-20
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CHLORPHENESIN
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions

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