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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2009

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Desert Essence Age Reversal SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Age Reversal SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen (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 Desert Essence Age Reversal SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen (2009 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
NANO TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(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)
NANO ZINC OXIDE
(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
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) ESSENTIAL OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
(ORGANIC)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
(ORGANIC)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
(ORGANIC)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
(ORGANIC)
Cancer
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEEDNone Identified
Data: Fair
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
1,2-OCTANEDIOL
None Identified
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