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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2009

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Nature's Gate Sunblock, SPF 30 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Nature's Gate Sunblock, 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 Nature's Gate Sunblock, SPF 30 (2009 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
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
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
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), 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
TROMETHAMINEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM METAPHOSPHATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COLA ACUMINATA (KOLA) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
FRANGULA ALNUS (GLOSSY BUCKTHORN) BARK EXTRACT
FRANGULA ALNUS (BUCKTHORN) BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA INTERMEDIA (LAVANDIN) FLOWER EXTRACT
LAVANDULA INTERMEDIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIPS) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
WILD PANSY EXTRACT
VIOLA TRICOLOR (PANSY) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL POWDER
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CORNFLOWER) ROOT EXTRACT
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (CONEFLOWER) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACT
EQUISETUM HIEMALE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
PFAFFIA PANICULATA ROOT EXTRACT
PFAFFIA PANICULATA (SUMA) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
COFFEE EKISU
COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOLEnhanced 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