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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 30
Neutrogena by Johnson & Johnson
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
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

3%

HOMOSALATE

8%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

4%

OXYBENZONE

4%

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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 8%
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 4%
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
ACRYLATES/ C12-22 ALKYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
BEESWAX
Data: Limited
n/a
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
n/a
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
BHT
Data: Fair
Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
CAPRYLYL METHICONE
Data: None
n/a
CETYL DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Data gaps
CHLORPHENESIN
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NAPHTHALATE
Data: None
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, 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)
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
PEG-100 STEARATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
n/a
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE
Data: Fair
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
TRIDECETH-6
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a

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