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Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 01, 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 Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2016 formulation) is 1.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

Robust

Limited

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) FRUIT OIL

None
MAURITIA FLEXUOSA FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: BURITI (MAURITIA VINIFERA) FRUIT OIL

Limited

None

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) OIL
Appeared as: PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT OIL

Fair

Limited

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYHEXYL GLYCERIN

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (22.5%; Non-Nanoparticle)Inactive Ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice, Water, Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract (Certified Organic Ingredients), Glycerin, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil (Certified Organic Ingredients), Buriti (Mauritia Vinifera) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Certified Organic Ingredients), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Methylcellulose, Stearic Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil (Certified Organic Ingredients), Shea Butter (Certified Organic Ingredients), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Oil, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyhexyl Glycerin

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after water sports, sweating, towel drying or prolonged sun exposure. Use within 12 months.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Not to be swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear. Use on children under 6 months of age only with advice of physician. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. Sun protection measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor. For use on skin only.

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