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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum, SPF 47 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum, SPF 47 (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 EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum, SPF 47 (2012 formulation) is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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: Good
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Good
LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE
LAURYL PEG-9 POLYMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMERContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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