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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Headshade Sunscreen, SPF 15 (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Headshade Sunscreen, SPF 15 (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 Headshade Sunscreen, SPF 15 (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
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ETHYL ALCOHOL
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIETHYLHEXANOATENone Identified
Data: None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FLOWER EXTRACT
PASSIFLORA INCAMATE FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SHINANOKI EKISU
TILIA CORDATA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
LONICERA CAPIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DECYL OLEATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited


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