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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Solar Sense Clear Zinc Stick Sunscreen, Green Tea & Aloe, SPF 50 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Solar Sense Clear Zinc Stick Sunscreen, Green Tea & Aloe, SPF 50 (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 Solar Sense Clear Zinc Stick Sunscreen, Green Tea & Aloe, SPF 50 (2012 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
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
CETYL LACTATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: None
PEG-8 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE
HYDROGENATED POLYDECANE
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CERESINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PROPOXYHYDROXYPROPYL THIOSULFATE SILICANone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited


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