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EWG 2014 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+
Vanicream by Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50+
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN LOW
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)

5%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

7%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Directions. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply: after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating; immediately after towel drying; 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 this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses
Label warnings: Warnings. For external use only. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
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Vanicream Websitehttp://www.vanicream.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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 7%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
C20-40 ALCOHOLS
Data: None
n/a
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
COCOGLYCERIDES
Data: None
n/a
DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE
Data: None
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
1,2-HEXANEDIOL
Data: Limited
n/a
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
Data: Limited
Data gaps
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE
Data: Limited
n/a
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Fair
n/a
OCTADECENE
Data: Limited
n/a
PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
n/a
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data: Fair
n/a
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE
Data: None
n/a
SQUALANE
Data: Limited
n/a
STEARYL DIMETHICONE
Data: None
n/a
TRIDECYL SALICYLATE
Data: None
Use restrictions
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data: Limited
n/a
UBIQUINONE
Data: Fair
n/a

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