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EWG 2014 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Vichy Laboratoires ProEVEN Mineral BB Cream, Light, SPF 20
Vichy by L'Oréal
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 20
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN MODERATE
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
OCTINOXATE

5%

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

8%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Directions: For Sunscreen Use: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure; Reapply at least every 2 hours; Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. 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.; wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses. Recommended Application: Apply every morning on clean face and neck. Used alone, beautifully perfects the skin in one easy step. Works also with any daily moisturizer for an extra boost of hydration or when skin feels tight. Can be used under any makeup for greater coverage. Children under 6 months of age, ask a doctor.
Label warnings: Warnings: For external use only, Other warnings: If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. 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 if: rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children.
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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 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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 8%
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
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data: Limited
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
PEG-10 DIMETHICONE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Data: Fair
n/a
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2
Data: None
n/a
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data: Fair
n/a
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Data: None
n/a
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Data: None
n/a
IRON OXIDES
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

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