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Coppertone Oil Free Faces Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Coppertone by Schering-Plough
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
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

2%

HOMOSALATE

13%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

2%

OXYBENZONE

4%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
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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
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 13%
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 2%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 4%
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
SORBITOL
Data: Fair
n/a
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMER
Data: Limited
n/a
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE
Data: None
n/a
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DISTEARATE
Data: None
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
CARBOMER
Data: Fair
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
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption

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