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EWG 2014 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Beautycounter Protect Face Sunscreen, SPF 30
Beautycounter by Beautycounter
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION GOOD
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
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)

1.2%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

10.5%

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 at least every 2 hours. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.
Where to purchase
Beauty Counterhttps://www.beautycounter.com/Shop

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 10.5%
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 1.2%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
ALLANTOIN
Data: Fair
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
BETA-GLUCAN
Data: Fair
n/a
BISABOLOL
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)
Data: Fair
n/a
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
Data: Limited
n/a
CETEARYL OLIVATE
Data: None
n/a
CITRIC ACID
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN
Data: Limited
n/a
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data: Fair
n/a
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE
Data: Fair
n/a
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
MALTODEXTRIN
Data: Fair
n/a
PANTHENOL
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
SCLEROTIUM GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data: Fair
n/a
SORBITAN OLIVATE
Data: None
n/a
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a

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