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

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Banana Boat Ultra Defense Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Banana Boat Ultra Defense Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50 (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 Banana Boat Ultra Defense Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50 (2013 formulation) (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)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
PEG-8Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-8 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CYCLOHEXASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
COLOCASIA ANTIQUORUM (COCOYAM) ROOT EXTRACT
COLOCASIA ANTIQUORUM ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FRUIT EXTRACT
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PLUMERIA ACUTIFOLIA (PAGODATREE) FLOWER EXTRACT
PLUMERIA ACUTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) FRUIT EXTRACT
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PROPOXYHYDROXYPROPYL THIOSULFATE SILICANone Identified
Data: None
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
DIISOBUTYL ADIPATE
DILISOBUTYL ADIPATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARYL LINOLEATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited


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