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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion, SPF 70 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion, SPF 70 (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 Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion, SPF 70 (2012 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OXYBENZONE
(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, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL STEARATEData gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
ETHYLHEXL GLYCERIN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-6Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C12-22 ALKYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLYL METHICONENone Identified
Data: None
DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NAPHTHALATENone Identified
Data: None
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL DIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA PROTEINNone Identified
Data: Fair
1,6 HEXANEDIAMINENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
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