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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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philosophy here comes the sun age-defense water-resistant broad-spectrum sunscreen for face, SPF 40 (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed philosophy here comes the sun age-defense water-resistant broad-spectrum sunscreen for face, SPF 40 (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 philosophy here comes the sun age-defense water-resistant broad-spectrum sunscreen for face, SPF 40 (2013 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIBEHENIN PEG-20 ESTERSContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
STEARETH-2Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CYCLOHEXASILOXANEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
UNDECYLCRYLENE DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C12-22 ALKYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBYL LINOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SAFFLOWER GLYCERIDENone Identified
Data: None
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASENone Identified
Data: Fair
MYRISTOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-5None Identified
Data: None
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS (ALGAE) EXTRACT
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL CARBOXYMETHYL COCOYL GLYCINENone Identified
Data: None
RESVERATROLNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHOENIX DACTYLIFERA (DATE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUTATHIONENone Identified
Data: Fair
CYSTEINENone Identified
Data: Fair
DIBUTYL ADIPATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
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