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November 2014

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Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50

EWG scientists reviewed Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 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 Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREENEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETETH-10 PHOSPHATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
PHENYLETHYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
DICETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHOATE
Data gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE
DISPROPYL ADIPATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (SHEA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
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