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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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Lavera Natural Cosmetics Anti-Aging Sunscreen, Face, SPF 15 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Lavera Natural Cosmetics Anti-Aging Sunscreen, Face, SPF 15 (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 Lavera Natural Cosmetics Anti-Aging Sunscreen, Face, SPF 15 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCE
PARFUM
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
UNSPECIFIED OILS
ESSENTIAL OILS
Miscellaneous
Data: Limited
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
VITAMIN E ACETATE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALUMINAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
GRAIN ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
RUSCUS ACULEATUS (BOX HOLLY) ROOT EXTRACT
BUTCHER BROOM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LYSOLECITHINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
BETA-GLUCANNone Identified
Data: Fair
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS STEROLS (RAPESEED) FLOWER OILNone Identified
Data: None
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA WATER
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) DISTILLATE
ROSA DAMASCENA DISTILLATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
GLYCINE SOJA OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALENENone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
JOJOBA OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED) SEED OIL
RAPESEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GELUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CELLULOSEInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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