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Alba Botanica Even Advanced Moisturizer, Sea Moss, SPF 15
Alba Botanica by Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
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

2%

HOMOSALATE

7.5%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

3%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply liberally after cleansing and toning and 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours during sun exposure.
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor of skin rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.
Where to purchase
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Alba Botanicahttp://www.albabotanica.com

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
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 7.5%
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 3%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
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
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
Data: Limited
n/a
CETEARYL OLIVATE
Data: None
n/a
SORBITAN OLIVATE
Data: None
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
KOU-CHA EKISU
Data: None
n/a
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
SEA MOSS EXTRACT
Data: None
n/a
ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA (LINNAEUS) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
SPIRULINA MAXIMA (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
ULVA LACTUCA (SEA LETTUCE) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PCBS, BENZO[A]PYRENE)
ALLANTOIN
Data: Fair
n/a
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Data: Fair
n/a
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)
Data: Fair
n/a
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DIACETYL BOLDINE
Data: None
n/a
ERYTHRITOL
Data: Fair
n/a
HOMARINE HCL
Data: None
n/a
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions
PANTHENOL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Robust
n/a
SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Data: None
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMER
Data: Limited
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
ETHANOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
GLUCONOLACTONE
Data: Limited
n/a
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data: Fair
Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
BENZYL BENZOATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
COUMARIN
Data: Fair
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
HEXYL CINNAMAL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
LIMONENE
Data: Fair
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
LINALOOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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