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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Banana Boat Sport Performance Active MAX Protect Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Banana Boat Sport Performance Active MAX Protect Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100 (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 Banana Boat Sport Performance Active MAX Protect Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100 (2012 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURYL PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 METHICONE
LAURYL PEG-8 DIMETHICONE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-8 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
CYCLOPERTASILOXANE
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), 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
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTANE
HYDROGENATED POLUISOBUTANE
Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)
Data: None
SODIUM PROPOXYHYDROXYPROPYL THIOSULFATE SILICANone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ C12-22 ALKYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
ACRYLATES/C12-22 ALKYL METHACYLATE COPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
STEAROXYDIMETHICONE
STEAROXY CIMETHICONE
Data gaps
Data: None
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAX
BEEWAX
None Identified
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
MICROCYSTALINE WAX
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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