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Block Island Organics Sunburn Relief (old formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Block Island Organics Sunburn Relief (old formulation) product label collected on January 17, 2014 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 Block Island Organics Sunburn Relief (old formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: January 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Fair
CUPRIC SULFATE
Appeared as: COPPER SULFATE

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF (ALOE VERA GEL) JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (DEIONIZED WATER)

Fair

Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN-E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients Purpose Lidocaine HCI 1.00% External Anesthetic Inactive Ingredients Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice*, Aqua (Deionized Water), Copper Sulfate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract*, Gluconolactone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol (Vitamin-E), Xanthan Gum. (*Certified Organic)

Directions from packaging:

• For adults and children two-years or older, apply externally to the affected area not more than 3-4 times daily. Children under 2 years of age: ask doctor.

Warnings from packaging:

• For external use only. • Do not use in large quantities, particularly over raw surfaces or blistered areas. • Avoid contact with eyes. • If symptoms persist for more than seven days, or clear up and occur again within a few days, discontinue use and consult physician. • Keep out of reach of children. • If swallowed, consult physician.

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