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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Solar Sense Clear Zinc Advanced Sun Protection for Body and Face, SPF 45 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Solar Sense Clear Zinc Advanced Sun Protection for Body and Face, SPF 45 (2009 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Solar Sense Clear Zinc Advanced Sun Protection for Body and Face, SPF 45 (2009 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 3 (5.0%) (SUNSCREEN)
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE (7.5%) (SUNSCREEN)
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
SODIUM BORATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
ZINC OXIDE (3.5%) (SUNSCREEN)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-8 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE (5.0%) (SUNSCREEN)
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
BENTONITEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTYDODECANOLNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM PROPOXYHYDROXYPROPYL THIOSULFATE SILICANone Identified
Data: None
PICEA EXCELSA (NORWAY SPRUCE) BUD EXTRACT
PICEA EXCELSA BUD EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL DIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM
XANTHAM GUM
None Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. 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. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer