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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2013

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Andalou Naturals Ultra Sheer Daily Defense Facial Lotion, SPF 18 (old formulation) (2013 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Andalou Naturals Ultra Sheer Daily Defense Facial Lotion, SPF 18 (old 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 Andalou Naturals Ultra Sheer Daily Defense Facial Lotion, SPF 18 (old formulation) (2013 Formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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: Good
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
UNSPECIFIED EXTRACTS
BIOACTIVE 8 BERRY COMPLEX
Miscellaneous
Data: None
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL LAURATE
GLYCERYL MONOLAURATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
ALOE BARBADENSIS JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Limited
FRUIT STEM CELL COMPLEXNone Identified
Data: None
RESVERATROLNone Identified
Data: Fair
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (KELP) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CAMOMILE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
COCONUTNone Identified
Data: Fair
ROSE HIP OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA)
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA)
None Identified
Data: Fair
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS EXTRACTS
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS TANGERINA (TANGERINE) PEEL OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) AND CITRUS TANGERINA (TANGERINE) OILS
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZINATE (LICORICE) EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PHENETHYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
OCTYL PALMITATE
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited


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