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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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MelanSol 100% Natural Sunscreen, SPF 20 (2012 formulation)

Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
BENTONITEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OILContamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MELANINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHOENIX DACTYLIFERA (DATE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (TASMANIAN BLUE GUM) OIL
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
VITAMIN B2None Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
SUNFLOWER SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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