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

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Avon Anew Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion, SPF 45 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon Anew Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion, SPF 45 (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 Avon Anew Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion, SPF 45 (2012 formulation) is 5.
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
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
Data: Fair
PEG-8 LAURATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), 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
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PEG-8Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OLETH-3 PHOSPHATEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
TRISILOXANEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
TROMETHAMINEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DILAURYL THIODIPROPIONATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
ORYZANOLEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ISOHEXADECANEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYESTER-7None Identified
Data: None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATENone Identified
Data: None
KAEMPFERIA GALANGA ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHAEODACTYLUM TRICORNUTUM EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYESTERNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYL UREANone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
BORON NITRIDEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone 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