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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
January 2009

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Earth's Best: Sunblock Mineral Based, SPF 30+ (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Earth's Best: Sunblock Mineral Based, SPF 30+ (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 Earth's Best: Sunblock Mineral Based, SPF 30+ (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, 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
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL LAURATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARALKONIUM HECTORITEContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, FREE AMINES)
Data: None
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BETA-GLUCANNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATENone Identified
Data: None
CASTOR OIL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
ETHYL MACADAMIATENone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA INTERMEDIA (LAVANDIN) EXTRACT
LAVANDULA INTERMEDIA LEAF/FLOWER/STEM EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT*
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
MAGNESIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ANTHEMUS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT*
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption
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