EWG scientists reviewed Tropical Sands All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 8 (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 Tropical Sands All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 8 (2010 formulation) is 3.
|TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)|
|Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards|
|ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)|
|Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions|
|TOCOPHERYL ACETATE||Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)|
|EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL|
|CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) SEED EXTRACT|
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
|COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL||None Identified|
|XANTHAN GUM||None Identified|
|BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)||None Identified|
|HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL||None Identified|
|SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL|
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