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Australian Gold Clear Spray Gel, SPF 15
Australian Gold by Australian Gold
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone,
spray

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%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

1.8%

OXYBENZONE

0.5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
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
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
OCTISALATE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 1.9%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 0.5%
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
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
ACRYLATES/ C12-22 ALKYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
BUTYLPHTHALIMIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
Data: Fair
n/a
ISOPROPYLPHTHALIMIDE
Data: None
n/a
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
OLETH-10
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
POLYSILICONE-15
Data: None
Use restrictions
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SORBITAN OLEATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA (KAKADU PLUM) EXTRACT
Data: None
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE
Data: Limited
n/a
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a

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