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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2010

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MDSolarSciences SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum UVA-UVB Sunscreen (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed MDSolarSciences SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum UVA-UVB Sunscreen (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 MDSolarSciences SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum UVA-UVB Sunscreen (2010 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(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)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
LAURYL PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 METHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEAROXYTRIMETHYLSILANEEcotoxicology
Data: None
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
C30-45 OLEFINNone Identified
Data: None
PHENYL METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONALNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYSILYLETHYL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL HEXYL DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None


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