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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2010

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True Cosmetics Essential, SPF 30 Gel (2011 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed True Cosmetics Essential, SPF 30 Gel (2011 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 True Cosmetics Essential, SPF 30 Gel (2011 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE-3
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SODIUM LACTATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
JAPANESE GREEN TEANone Identified
Data: Limited
WHITE TEANone Identified
Data: Limited
PHOENIX DACTYLIFERA (DATE) FRUIT EXTRACT
DATE EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
OAT BETA GLUCANNone Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)None Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCONOLACTONENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN OLEATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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