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Product score: 07

Data Availability:

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Xen Tan Dark Lotion, Premium Sunless Tan (2016 formulation)

Xen Tan Dark Lotion, Premium Sunless Tan (2016 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Sunless Tanning

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2016

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 09
PROPYLPARABEN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
DMDM HYDANTOIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM METABISULFITE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, reducing agent, preservative, reducing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
METHYLPARABEN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-100 STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
CETEARETH-20
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
BHT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHOXYDIGLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, humectant, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERYL
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ARACHIS HYPOGAEA (PEANUT) OIL
Appeared as: ARACHIS HYPOGAEA (PEANUT) OIL (PEANUT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, solvent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
TETRASODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
DIHYDROXYACETONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, reducing, skin conditioning, tanning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARATE
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
CORYLUS AMERICANA (AMERICAN HAZEL) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CORYLUS AMERICANA (HAZEL) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT)
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT)
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, solvent, antistatic, emollient, perfuming, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
HEDTA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, absorbent, bulking, chelating, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Dihydroxyacetone, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl, Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Corylus Americana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Juglans Regia, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Extract, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil (Peanut), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, BHT, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tetrasodium EDTA, HEDTA, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Apply one coat lightly for sheerer tan or 1 thicker coat for darker color. Lasts up to 7 days.

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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