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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2014

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Avalon Organics Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion, SPF 15 (2014 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion, SPF 15 (2014 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 Avalon Organics Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion, SPF 15 (2014 Formulation) is 2.
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, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-10 LAURATE
POLYGLYCEROL-10 LAURATE
None Identified
Data: None
KOU-CHA EKISU
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN OLIVATENone Identified
Data: None
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL OLIVATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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