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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2013

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CeraVe Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50 (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed CeraVe Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50 (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 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50 (2013 formulation) is 3.
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, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARIC ACIDData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIETHYLHEXANOATENone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE 3None Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 6-IINone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE 1None Identified
Data: Fair
PHYTOSPHINGOSINE
PHYTOSPHYNGOSINE
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATENone Identified
Data: None
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
POLYHYDROSTEARIC ACID
None Identified
Data: None
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair


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