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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2010

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Alba Botanica Sun: Lavender Fragrance Sunscreen, SPF 30 (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alba Botanica Sun: Lavender Fragrance Sunscreen, SPF 30 (old 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 Alba Botanica Sun: Lavender Fragrance Sunscreen, SPF 30 (old formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE
PARFUM
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE
(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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(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
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-2Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
CETYL PHOSPHATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
TOCOPHERYL (VITAMIN E)
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) LEAF EXTRACT
ECHINACEA PURPUREA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYL GLUCETH-10
METHYL GLYCETH-20
None Identified
Data: None
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
WATER
AQUA
Innocuous
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