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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2008

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Caribbean Blue Natural Basics Sun Shield Sun Screen, SPF 4 (2008 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Caribbean Blue Natural Basics Sun Shield Sun Screen, SPF 4 (2008 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 Caribbean Blue Natural Basics Sun Shield Sun Screen, SPF 4 (2008 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
VITAMINS A
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, TRICLOSAN)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMINS E.
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PEPPERMINT (MENTHA PIPERITA)Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA)None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER)None Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE)
GINGKO
None Identified
Data: Fair
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA)
MACADAMIA NUT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SEAWEEDNone Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
VITAMINS C
None Identified
Data: Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
SESAME OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited


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