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

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MenScience TiO2 Sunblock, SPF 30 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed MenScience TiO2 Sunblock, SPF 30 (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 MenScience TiO2 Sunblock, SPF 30 (2012 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OXYBENZONE
(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
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
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
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
EMULSIFYING WAXMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-75 LANOLINData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) ROOTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
CHAMOMILA RECUITA (MATRICARIA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
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
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBANone Identified
Data: Fair
TRICONTANYL PVPNone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
CETYL DIMETHICONEData gaps
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
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair


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