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Tropical Sands Sunscreen, Coconut Scented, SPF 30

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Top Findings

Overall this product scores well and is a top choice for sun protection. Read more

Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE health concern.

Don't depend on sunscreen alone! Shade and clothing offer much better skin protection. Read more

Sunscreens can break down while still in the bottle. To be safe dispose of products when the mixture clumps or separates.

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6%, Zinc Oxide 6%, Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Deionized Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glycoside, Cetearyl Olivate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Wax, Lecithin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopherol (Vitamin-E), Xanthum Gum, Coconut-Derived Natural Fragrance

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Ingredient Name & Details

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade) active ingredient 6%

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) active ingredient 6%

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation

WATER

Concerns: none identified

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)

Concerns: none identified

CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)

Concerns: none identified

CETEARYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: Use restrictions

CETEARYL OLIVATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL

Concerns: none identified

GLUCONOLACTONE

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL

Concerns: none identified

HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX

Concerns: none identified

LECITHIN

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL

Concerns: none identified

SORBITAN OLIVATE

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

XANTHAN GUM

Concerns: none identified

FRAGRANCE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

 
 

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