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EWG 2014 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Banana Boat Kids MAX Protect & Play Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100
Banana Boat by Playtex Products, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 100
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE POOR
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone,
contains vitamin A,
misleading SPF

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

2.5%

OCTOCRYLENE

8%

OXYBENZONE

3.5%

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 2.5%
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 8%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 3.5%
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
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE
Data: Limited
n/a
PEG-8 DIMETHICONE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE
Data: None
Use restrictions
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
HYDRATED SILICA
Data: Fair
Persistence and bioaccumulation
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data: Limited
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
CYCLOHEXASILOXANE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
ACRYLATES/ C12-22 ALKYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Robust
n/a
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
BEESWAX
Data: Limited
n/a
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
POLYETHYLENE
Data: None
Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
STEAROXYDIMETHICONE
Data: None
Data gaps
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
OCTYLDODECANOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM PROPOXYHYDROXYPROPYL THIOSULFATE SILICA
Data: None
n/a
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

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