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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Avalon Organics Baby Natural Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 18 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics Baby Natural Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 18 (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 Avalon Organics Baby Natural Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 18 (2012 formulation) is 3.
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: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
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
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
YARROW EXTRACTS
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
GREEN TEA (CAMELLIA SINENSIS)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETYL PHOSPHATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE (VEGETABLE EMULSIFIER)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
OCTYL PALMITATE (PALM EMOLLIENT)
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER)None Identified
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWERNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER
None Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACTS
None Identified
Data: Fair
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER)
ECHINACEA LEAF
None Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
VITAMIN B3
VITAMIN B5
None Identified
Data: Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOURNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM
XANATHAN GUM
None Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
JOJOBA SEED OILS
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
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