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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Philosophy Hope In A Jar A To Z Cream, SPF 20

EWG scientists reviewed Philosophy Hope In A Jar A To Z Cream, SPF 20 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 Hope In A Jar A To Z Cream, SPF 20 is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
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
LACTIC ACIDCancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ZINC CHLORIDEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PHYTANTRIOLData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATEOccupational hazards
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATENone Identified
Data: None
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
DEXTRIN PALMITATENone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) BRAN EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
BORON NITRIDEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
LYSINENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
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