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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, Soothing Aloe Vera, SPF 30
Alba Botanica by Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
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
AVOBENZONE

3%

HOMOSALATE

7.5%

OCTISALATE

5%

OCTOCRYLENE

7.5%

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

1%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months: ask a doctor. Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease risk, regularly use a sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 or higher and other protective measures including: limit time in sun, especially from 10am to 2pm, and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.
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 a doctor if skin rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
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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
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 7.5%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
OCTOCRYLENE
active ingredient 7.5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
OCTISALATE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 1%
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
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
Data: Limited
n/a
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMER
Data: Limited
n/a
HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PCBS, BENZO[A]PYRENE)
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
KOU-CHA EKISU
Data: None
n/a
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
CETEARYL OLIVATE
Data: None
n/a
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions
POLYSORBATE-60
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Robust
n/a
SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Data: None
n/a
SORBITAN OLIVATE
Data: None
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
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
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data: Fair
Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
BENZYL SALICYLATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
LILIAL
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
CITRONELLOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
ISOEUGENOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
LINALOOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
FRAGRANCE
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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