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Limited
Data last updated:
April 2014

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Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 (2014 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 (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 Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 (2014 Formulation) is 4.
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: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREENPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETETH-10 PHOSPHATEUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)
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
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
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
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
DICETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHOATE
Data gaps
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHENYLETHYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE
DISPROPYL ADIPATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
COCO-GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
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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