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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Sunbow Sunscreen Stick, SpongeBob Square Pants, SPF 45 (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Sunbow Sunscreen Stick, SpongeBob Square Pants, SPF 45 (old 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 Sunbow Sunscreen Stick, SpongeBob Square Pants, SPF 45 (old formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
D&C YELLOW 11Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENEBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CYCLOHEXASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE
BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters
ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX JOJOBA WAX SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS) SEED OIL POLYGLYCERYL 3 ESTERS
None Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES
HYDROGENATED PALM KERNAL GLYCERIDES
None Identified
Data: None
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited


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