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L'Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Sheer Protect Sunscreen Oil, SPF 30
L'Oréal by L'Oréal
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNSspray

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

10%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

7%

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 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 10%
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 7%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OCTYLDODECANOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
SD ALCOHOL 1
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ETHYLENEDIAMINE/ STEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Data: Limited
n/a
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Persistence and bioaccumulation
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
BENZYL SALICYLATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
LIMONENE
Data: Fair
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
LINALOOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
HEXYL CINNAMAL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
COUMARIN
Data: Fair
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
CITRONELLOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
GERANIOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

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