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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2010

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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sun: Aloe Vera Sunscreen, SPF 15 (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sun: Aloe Vera Sunscreen, SPF 15 (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 Hawaiian Sun: Aloe Vera Sunscreen, SPF 15 (old formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, 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
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FRUIT EXTRACT
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (PASSION FRUIT) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) FRUIT EXTRACT
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATENone Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone 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