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

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Ole Henriksen Hands Forward SPF 15 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Ole Henriksen Hands Forward SPF 15 (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 Ole Henriksen Hands Forward SPF 15 (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
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
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LEMON EKISU
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
BENZYL PCANone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACKCURRANT) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)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