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Wet 'n Wild Beauty Benefits, Soft Sunset 21206, SPF 15 (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Wet 'n Wild Beauty Benefits, Soft Sunset 21206, SPF 15 (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Wet 'n Wild Beauty Benefits, Soft Sunset 21206, SPF 15 (old formulation) is 8.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good
OXYBENZONE
Appeared as: W/W 2% OXYBENZONE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: W/W 3% OCTINOXATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

None

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES/CI 77491

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

None

Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA (LOTUS) EXTRACT

Limited
LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA (KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA (GOLDEN SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE/CI 42090

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
D&C RED 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: RED 6 LAKE

Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKE
Appeared as: RED 7 LAKE/CI 15850

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE/CI 77891

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active: w/W 3% Octinoxate, w/W 2% Oxybenzone. Inactive: Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene. Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene. Microcrystalline Wax, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Dextrin Palmitate, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca (Golden Seaweed) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, BHT, Butylparaben, Bisabolol, Fragrance. [May Contain: Mica, Blue 1 Lake/Ci 42090, Iron Oxides/Ci 77491, 77492, 77499, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake/Ci 15850, Titanium Dioxide/Ci 77891, Yellow 5 Lake/Ci 19140.]

Directions from packaging:

Reapply after eating, swimming, or drinking. Stop use And seek medicalattention if rash or irritation develops And lasts. If swallowed, getmedical help or contact a poison control center right away. For use onchildren under 6 months Of age consult a doctor.

Warnings from packaging:

Reapply after eating, swimming, or drinking. Stop use And seek medicalattention if rash or irritation develops And lasts. If swallowed, getmedical help or contact a poison control center right away. For use onchildren under 6 months Of age consult a doctor.

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