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Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Moisturizer, SPF 15
Alba Botanica by Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 15
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN MODERATE
OTHER CONCERNScontains vitamin A

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)

3.7%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

4.8%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: For sunscreen use, ∙ apply liberally after cleansing and 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Remove safety seal under cap prior to first use. Use water resistant sunscreen when swimming or sweating. ∙ Children under 6 months: ask a doctor.
Label warnings: For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask doctor if skin rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact Poison Control Center right away.
Where to purchase
Alba Botanicahttp://www.albabotanica.com

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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 4.8%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 3.7%
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
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
ISOAMYL LAURATE
Data: None
Ecotoxicology
POLYGLYCERYL-2 SESQUIOLEATE
Data: None
n/a
COCONUT ALCOHOL
Data: None
n/a
POLYGLYCERYL-3 RICINOLEATE
Data: None
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET)
Data: Fair
n/a
BRASSICA OLERACEA CAPITATA (CABBAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
AMOMUM CARDAMOMUM (ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM) SEED EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
POLYGONUM AVICULARE (KNOTWEED) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
SPINACIA OLERACEA (SPINACH) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Fair
n/a
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Data: Limited
n/a
GARCINIA INDICA (GOA HERB) SEED BUTTER
Data: Limited
n/a
ALUMINA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1
Data: None
n/a
BISABOLOL
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption
CALCIUM ASCORBATE
Data: Limited
n/a
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Data: None
n/a
MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Data: Fair
n/a
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Data: None
n/a
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Robust
n/a
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE
Data: Limited
n/a
STEARIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
SUCROSE
Data: Robust
n/a
TAPIOCA STARCH
Data: Fair
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
XANTHOPHYLL
Data: Fair
Multiple, additive exposure sources
ETHANOL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
SODIUM ANISATE
Data: None
n/a
SODIUM LEVULINATE
Data: Limited
n/a
SORBIC ACID
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
HYDROXYCITRONELLAL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
LINALOOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

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