EWG scientists reviewed Karen's Botanicals Simple Sun Block, Unscented, 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 Karen's Botanicals Simple Sun Block, Unscented, SPF 30 (2012 formulation) is 3.
|ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)|
NON-NANO ZINC OXIDE
|Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|LECITHIN||Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions|
|CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT|
|HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL|
HELIANTHUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
|THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER|
THEOBROMA COCAO (COCOA) BUTTER
|TOCOPHEROL||Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)|
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)||Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
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
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