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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2019

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Alba Botanica Sensitive Sheer Shield Sunscreen Lotion, Fragrance Free, SPF 50+

EWG scientists reviewed Alba Botanica Sensitive Sheer Shield Sunscreen Lotion, Fragrance Free, SPF 50+ 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 Sensitive Sheer Shield Sunscreen Lotion, Fragrance Free, SPF 50+ is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)None Identified
Data: Robust
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
OCTYL SALICYLATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse 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
STEARYL/OCTADODECYL CITRATE CROSSPOLYMER
STEARYL/OCTYLDODECYL CITRATE CROSSPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
SHEA BUTTER ETHYL ESTERSNone Identified
Data: None
C14-22 ALCOHOLSNone Identified
Data: None
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT JUICENone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATERNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM ANISATENone Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LEVULINATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATEUse restrictions
Data: None
C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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