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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Solbar Shield Sunscreen, SPF 40 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Solbar Shield Sunscreen, SPF 40 (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 Solbar Shield Sunscreen, SPF 40 (2012 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Good
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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: Good
GLYCERYL STEARATE/ PEG-100 STEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE AND PEG-100 STEARATE
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
VITAMIN E ACETATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE
CETEARYL OCTANOATE
Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: None
ISOBUTYL STEARATEData gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: None
ETHYLHEXYL STEARATEData gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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