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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2010

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Hawaiian Tropic Sensitive Skin Lotion Spray Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Hawaiian Tropic Sensitive Skin Lotion Spray Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2010 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 Hawaiian Tropic Sensitive Skin Lotion Spray Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2010 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-25Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DISODIUM ETHLENE DICOCAMIDE PEG 15 DISULFATE
DISODIUM ETHYLENE DICOCAMIDE PEG-15 DISULFATE
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DIMETHYL ETHEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
DECANAMIDE, N,N-DIMETHYL-
DIMETHYL CAPRAMIDE
Use restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED DIMER DILINOLEYL/DIMETHYLCARBONATE COPOLYMER
HYDRATED DIMER DILINOLEYL/DIMETHYLCARBONATE COPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (LEVANT COTTON) SEED EXTRACT
GOSSYPIUM HERBACIUM SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TAMARINDUS INDICA SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
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