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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2007

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Somme Institute Double Defense Face and Body, SPF 30 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Somme Institute Double Defense Face and Body, SPF 30 (2009 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 Somme Institute Double Defense Face and Body, SPF 30 (2009 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE-3
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTINOXATE
OCTYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINE
TRIATHANOLAMINE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE
OCTYL SALICYLATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-80Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DEA-CETYL PHOSPHATEUse restrictions
Data: None
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACT
WILLOWHERB (EPLIOBLUM ANGUSTLFOLIUM) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
LANOLIN OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
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