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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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MenScience TiO2 Sunblock, SPF 30 (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed MenScience TiO2 Sunblock, SPF 30 (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 MenScience TiO2 Sunblock, SPF 30 (old formulation) is 7.
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, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
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
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
EMULSIFYING WAXMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PEG-75 LANOLINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS)
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER)None Identified
Data: Limited
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG)
PANAX GINSENG (PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM)
None Identified
Data: Fair
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION)None Identified
Data: Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP)None Identified
Data: None
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS)
LEMON GRASS (ANDROPOGON CITRATUS)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW)
MARSHMALLOW (ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER)None Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBANone Identified
Data: Fair
TRICONTANYL PVPNone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
CHAMOMILA RECUITA (MATRICARIA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL DIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) ROOTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
LAVENDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
ALGAE (SEAPLANT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited


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