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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2010

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Nature's Gate Faceblock SPF 25 (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Nature's Gate Faceblock SPF 25 (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 Nature's Gate Faceblock SPF 25 (2010 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OCTINOXATE
(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
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: None
CETYL PHOSPHATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ROSE HIP EXTRACT
ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) EXTRACT
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOGLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
CETYL DIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone 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