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

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Nature's Gate Face Block Sunscreen, SPF 25 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Nature's Gate Face Block Sunscreen, SPF 25 (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 Nature's Gate Face Block Sunscreen, SPF 25 (2012 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
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
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: None
CETYL PHOSPHATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL
PANTHEROL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
ETHYLHEXL GLYCERIN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCONUTNone Identified
Data: Fair
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMIS SATIVA (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS AMARA (BITTER ALMOND) SEED EXTRACT
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS (ALMOND OIL) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL DIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
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