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Data last updated:
April 2018

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Biossance Squalane + Mineral, SPF 45

EWG scientists reviewed Biossance Squalane + Mineral, SPF 45 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. Biossance Squalane + Mineral, SPF 45 is EWG VERIFIED™.
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
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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Good
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: None
POLYGLYCERIN-3
POLYGLYCERYL-3 SORBITYL LINSEEDATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT
THERMUS THERMOPHILUS FERMENT
None Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYACETOPHENONENone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARIDE ISOMERATENone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
BENZYLIDENE DIMETHOXYDIMETHYLINDANONENone Identified
Data: None
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT (GINGER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL DIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
1,2-HEXANEDIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITENone Identified
Data: Limited
CARAMELNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACT
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER EXTRACT (BITTER ORANGE)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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