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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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Little Twig Extra Mild Sunscreen, Unscented, SPF 30+ (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Little Twig Extra Mild Sunscreen, Unscented, SPF 30+ (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 Little Twig Extra Mild Sunscreen, Unscented, SPF 30+ (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)
MICRONIZED TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
EMULSIFYING WAXMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
MICRONIZED ZINC OXIDE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
C12-C14 ALKYL BENZOATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
AMYLASENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS EXTRACT
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHYTOSQUALANENone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILIA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL RICINOLEATEData gaps
Data: None
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
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