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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Avalon Organics Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion, SPF 15 (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 Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 3
(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
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTINOXATE
OCTYLMETHOXYCINNAMATE
(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
UNSPECIFIED OILS
PURE ESSENTIAL OILS
Miscellaneous
Data: None
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
GREEN TEA (CAMELLIA SINENSIS)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
OCTYL PALMITATE
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER WATER
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLORAL WATER (LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS)
None Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER)None Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE)
AND BORAGO OFFICINALIS
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
PLANT OILS OF SUNFLOWER
None Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER (THEOBROMA CACAO)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA (ANTHEMIS NOBILIS) EXTRACT (CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA)
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: None


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