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

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

EWG scientists reviewed Nature's Gate Sportblock, 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 Sportblock, SPF 30 (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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
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
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
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
TROMETHAMINEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLHEPTYL CAPRYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA INTERMEDIA (LAVANDIN) FLOWER EXTRACT
LAVANDULA INTERMEDIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
WILD PANSY EXTRACT
VIOLA TRICOLOR (PANSY) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
COLA ACUMINATA (KOLA) SEED EXTRACT
COLA ACUMINATA (KOLA NUT) SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
FRANGULA ALNUS (GLOSSY BUCKTHORN) BARK EXTRACT
FRANGULA ALNUS (BUCKTHORN) BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PFAFFIA PANICULATA (SUMA) EXTRACT
PFAFFIA PANICULATA (SUMA) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CORNFLOWER) ROOT EXTRACT
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (CONEFLOWER) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
EQUISETUM HIEMALE (HORSETAIL) LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIPS) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL POWDER
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
COFFEA ARABICA (ARABIAN COFFEE) EXTRACT
COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone 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