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Fruit of the Earth Block Up! General Protection Sunscreen, SPF 70
Fruit of the Earth by Fruit of the Earth, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 70
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone,
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

3%

HOMOSALATE

15%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

10%

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 3%
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 10%
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
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
n/a
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE
Data: None
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Fair
n/a
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS (EYEBRIGHT) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
SHINANOKI EKISU
Data: None
n/a
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT
Data: None
n/a
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
PALMITIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
1-DODECANOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
MYRISTYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
CHLORPHENESIN
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
CELLULOSE GUM
Data: Fair
n/a
BUTYLATED PVP
Data: None
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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