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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Day Cream, SPF 15 (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Day Cream, SPF 15 (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 Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Day Cream, SPF 15 (2013 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
ZINC OXIDE (MINERAL)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARIC ACIDData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
OLIVE SQUALANE
SQUALANE (OLIVE DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
WHITE TEA EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT (WHITE TEA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
XYLITYLGLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
ANHYDROXYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PHYTATENone Identified
Data: Limited
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH FERMENT FILTRATE
None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM ANISATENone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) BUTTERNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LEVULINATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ FERMENT FILTRATENone Identified
Data: None
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone 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