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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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CeraVe Face Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed CeraVe Face Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2013 formulation) (2013 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 CeraVe Face Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2013 formulation) (2013 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
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CYCLOTETRASILOXANEEndocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
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
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
Data: None
SESQUIOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 3None Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 6-IINone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE 1None Identified
Data: Fair
PHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATENone Identified
Data: None
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SORBITANNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOSTEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHYL ANTHRANILATE
MERADIMATE
(Active Ingredient)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE
BUTYLOCTYL SALYCILATE
Use restrictions
Data: None
TRIDECETH-6Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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