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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2010

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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sun: Green Tea Sunscreen, SPF 30+ (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sun: Green Tea 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 Hawaiian Sun: Green Tea Sunscreen, SPF 30+ (old formulation) is 4.
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
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Limited
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
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-21Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Limited
CETYL PHOSPHATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
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