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CVS Sunless Tan Mist Spray, Deep Color (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CVS Sunless Tan Mist Spray, Deep Color (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 CVS Sunless Tan Mist Spray, Deep Color (old formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Limited

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Dihydroxyacetone, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Isoceteth-20, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycereth-7, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Fragrance.

Directions from packaging:

Apply to freshly cleansed and exfoliated skin. Do not spray directly on face. Hold spray six inches away from body and sweep evenly across desired area, keeping the can in constant motion. Stop spraying at the end of each stroke to avoid over application. Apply sparingly around rough skin such as elbows, knees, and ankles. For face, spray into hands and apply. Wash hands immediately after use. Allow skin to dry before dressing. Color will develop over a few hours and will last for several days. Reapply as needed to maintain color.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse with water. Keep out of reach of children. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Avoid spraying near carpets, furniture or fabric; may cause staining. Flammables: Contents under pressure. Do not use near flame, heat or while smoking. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at temperature above 120 degrees F. 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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