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EWG 2014 Sunscreens Database
 
 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, Face, SPF 50
La Roche-Posay by L'Oréal
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN MODERATE
OTHER CONCERNS-

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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

11%

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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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 11%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
ISODODECANE
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
UNDECANE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
TRIETHYLHEXANOIN
Data: None
n/a
ISOHEXADECANE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data: None
Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
NYLON-12
Data: Limited
n/a
CAPRYLYL METHICONE
Data: None
n/a
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE
Data: None
Use restrictions
PHENYLETHYL BENZOATE
Data: None
Ecotoxicology
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
TRIDECANE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE
Data: None
n/a
DICAPRYLYL ETHER
Data: Limited
n/a
TALC
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ALUMINUM STEARATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Multiple, additive exposure sources
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ALUMINA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Data: None
n/a
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Data: Fair
n/a
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PEG-8 LAURATE
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE
Data: None
n/a
DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE
Data: None
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
PROPYLENE CARBONATE
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
CASSIA ALATA LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
MALTODEXTRIN
Data: Fair
n/a
BENZOIC ACID
Data: Fair
Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PEG-9
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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