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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2009

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Verdure Botanoceuticals Skin Care Matte Moisturizing Physical Sunscreen with Antioxidants SPF 28 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Verdure Botanoceuticals Skin Care Matte Moisturizing Physical Sunscreen with Antioxidants SPF 28 (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 Verdure Botanoceuticals Skin Care Matte Moisturizing Physical Sunscreen with Antioxidants SPF 28 (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
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
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-8/ SMDI COPOLYMERContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-10 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL PHOSPHATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ISODODECANEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL METHICONENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERYL OLEATE CITRATENone Identified
Data: None
C20-22 ALKYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
C20-22 ALCOHOLSNone Identified
Data: None
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1None Identified
Data: None
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
BRASSICA OLERACEA ITALICA (BROCCOLI) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS RED TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CHITOSAN GLYCOLATENone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ MYRISTIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDENone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER-3None Identified
Data: None
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATENone Identified
Data: None
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRACAPRYLATE/ TETRACAPRATENone Identified
Data: None
METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERETH-26None Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
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