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Alba Botanica Very Emollient Mineral Sunscreen, Aloe Vanilla, SPF 30
Alba Botanica by Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION GOOD
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
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)

1%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

12%

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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 12%
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 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
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATES
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
POLYGLYCERYL-3 RICINOLEATE
Data: None
n/a
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
KOU-CHA EKISU
Data: None
n/a
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
GINKGO BILOBA
Data: Fair
n/a
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Data: Fair
n/a
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Data: None
n/a
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Robust
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, 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
EUGENOL
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
GERANIOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
HEXYL CINNAMAL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
HYDROXYCITRONELLAL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE
Data: Limited
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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