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Banana Boat For Men Triple Defense Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+
Banana Boat by Playtex Products, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50+
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
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

1.5%

HOMOSALATE

15%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

1.2%

OXYBENZONE

6%

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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 1.5%
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 15%
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 1.2%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 6%
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
HYDROGENATED DIMER DILINOLEYL/DIMETHYLCARBONATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
STEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CARBOMER
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), 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)
DISODIUM ETHLENE DICOCAMIDE PEG 15 DISULFATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE
Data: None
Data gaps, Use restrictions
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Data: None
n/a
HYDROGENATED METHYL ABIETATE
Data: None
n/a
LAURYL PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 METHICONE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PHENYLISOPROPYL DIMETHICONE
Data: None
n/a
POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE/ISOSTEARATE/DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, 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
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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