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

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MelanSol Natural Sunscreen for Face and Body, SPF 10 (old formulation)

Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ZINC OXIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
BENTONITEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OILContamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MELANINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHOENIX DACTYLIFERA (DATE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA (LEMON-SCENTED GUM) OIL
EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF POWDERNone Identified
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTERNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
RIBOFLAVINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
LANOLIN OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone 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