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

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Desert Essence Organics Age Reversal Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Organics Age Reversal Mineral Sunscreen, 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 Desert Essence Organics Age Reversal Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30 (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)
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (MICROFINE):
(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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
ZINC OXIDE (MICROFINE):
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) ESSENTIAL OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) None Identified
Data: Fair
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEEDNone Identified
Data: Fair
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE)None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
1,2-OCTANEDIOL
None Identified
Data: Limited


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