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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Borba Clarifying Complexion Shield, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Borba Clarifying Complexion Shield, SPF 15 (2012 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 Borba Clarifying Complexion Shield, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A) (VITAMIN A)
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 4
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
MALEIC ACIDOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM STEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIETHYLHEXANOINNone Identified
Data: None
LACTOBACILLUS/THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE
LACTOBACILLUS/THEOBROMA CACAO FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE (COCOA)
None Identified
Data: None
HEPTAPEPTIDE-1None Identified
Data: Limited
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (LEVANT COTTON) SEED EXTRACT
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM SEED EXTRACT (COTTON)
None Identified
Data: Limited
JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT) LEAF EXTRACT
JUGLANS NIGRA LEAF EXTRACT (BLACK WALNUT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT (POMEGRANATE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE)
PUNICA GRANATUM STEROLS (POMEGRANATE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE COCOATENone Identified
Data: Limited
PVM/ MA DECADIENE CROSSPOLYMER
PVM/MA DECADENE CROSSPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
TRIS(TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDINOL) CITRATE
TRIS CITRATE (TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDINOL)
None Identified
Data: None
FD&C RED 40 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035)
None Identified
Data: None
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C) (VITAMIN C)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISOHEXADECANEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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