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Nivea For Men Protective Lotion, SPF 15
Nivea by Beiersdorf
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION GOOD
UVA/UVB BALANCE EXCELLENT
SUNSCREEN STABILITY MODERATE
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone

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

? %

OCTINOXATE

? %

OXYBENZONE

? %

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

? %

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply over your face and neck every morning and whenever you need moisturization. For best results wash face with face wash before applying.
Label warnings: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep out of eyes. Stop use and consult a doctor if irritation develops.
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
OCTINOXATE
active ingredient
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
AVOBENZONE
active ingredient
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient
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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
SD ALCOHOL 1
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DISTARCH PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE
Data: None
Ecotoxicology
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Data: Limited
n/a
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE
Data: None
Data gaps, Use restrictions
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
CREATINE
Data: Fair
n/a
1-METHYL-HYDANTOIN-2-IMIDE
Data: Fair
n/a
UBIQUINONE
Data: Fair
n/a
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
CARBOMER
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ALUMINA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE
Data: Fair
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
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
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

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