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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Avalon Organics Moisture Plus Lotion, Lavender, SPF 18 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics Moisture Plus Lotion, Lavender, 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 Moisture Plus Lotion, Lavender, SPF 18 (2012 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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
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
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
UNSPECIFIED OILS
OTHER ESSENTIAL OILS
Miscellaneous
Data: None
STEARETH-2Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (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
GLYCERYL LAURATE
GLYCERYL MONOLAURATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK
SALIX ALBA (WILLOW BARK)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
CETERYL ALCOHOL
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
OCTYL PALMITATE
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
ETHYLHEXL GLYCERIN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA)
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA (MONTANA FLOWER) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
TROMETHAMINE STEARATENone Identified
Data: None
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (BROWN ALGAE)
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (KELP)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) FLOWER
None Identified
Data: Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) OIL
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
COCONUTNone Identified
Data: Fair
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)None Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair


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