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Data last updated:
October 2012

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EltaMD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum, SPF 41 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed EltaMD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum, SPF 41 (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 Physical Broad-Spectrum, SPF 41 (2012 formulation) is 2.
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, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PERFLUORONONYL DIMETHICONEMiscellaneous
Data: None
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
OLETH-3 PHOSPHATEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYACRYLATE-13Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
ALPHA LIPOIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYISOBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
QUERCETINNone Identified
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE COPOLYMERPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE
OCTYL STEARATE
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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