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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
May 2014

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Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Moisturizer, SPF 15 (2014 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Moisturizer, 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 Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Moisturizer, SPF 15 (2014 Formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
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
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
XANTHOPHYLLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ISOAMYL LAURATEEcotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
(ORGANIC)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-2 SESQUIOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
COCONUT ALKANESNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-3 RICINOLEATE
POLYGLYCERYL -3 RICINEOLEATE
None Identified
Data: None
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET)
BETA VULGARIS CICLA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
BRASSICA OLERACEA CAPITATA (CABBAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
BRASSICA OLERACEA ACEPHALA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
AMOMUM CARDAMOMUM (ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGONUM AVICULARE (KNOTWEED) EXTRACT
POLYGONUM AVICULARE EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SPINACIA OLERACEA (SPINACH) LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM ANISATENone Identified
Data: None
GARCINIA INDICA (GOA HERB) SEED BUTTER
GARCINIA INDICA SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
TAPIOCA STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM LEVULINATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
CALCIUM ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
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