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Coppertone Sunless Tanning Gradual Tan Moisturizing Lotion (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Coppertone Sunless Tanning Gradual Tan Moisturizing Lotion (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 Coppertone Sunless Tanning Gradual Tan Moisturizing Lotion (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

None

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E) (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Ceteareth 20, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Dihydroxyacetone

Directions from packaging:

For a terrific tan: Apply to face and body as desired, as you would with a moisturizing lotion, taking care to avoid eyebrows and hair. Use less product on elbows, knees and heels to prevent deeper tanning in these areas. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands and nails with soap and water after application. Let the lotion dry completely before dressing. If lotion contacts fabric, launder within an hour. Wait at least two hours before showering, bathing or swimming. Endless Summer Gradual Tan can be reapplied daily or as needed to deepen or maintain your sunless tan. For best results, wait at least 8 hours between application.

Warnings from packaging:

This product does not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn.

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