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MDSolarScicences Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer, SPF 30 (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the MDSolarScicences Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer, SPF 30 (old formulation) product label collected on January 22, 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 MDSolarScicences Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer, SPF 30 (old formulation) is 6.

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_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIA LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited
ROSA MOSCHATA (MUSK ROSE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSA MOSCHATA SEED OIL

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT

Limited

None

Fair

Limited
MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) NUT OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE)FRIUT OIL

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair
CERAMIDE
Appeared as: CERAMIDE NP

None
HYDROXYCAPROYL PHYTOSPHINGOSINE
Appeared as: CAPROOYL PHYTOSPHINGOSINE

Limited
CAPROYL SPHINGOSINE
Appeared as: CAPROOYL SPHINGOSINE

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULAS ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

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:Avobenzone 3% Purpose; Sunscreen,Octisalate 5% Purpose: Sunscreen. Inactive Ingredients:WaterButyloctyl Salicylate,Coco-Caprylate/caprate,Glycerin,Sorbitol,Lecithin,Aloe Barbadensia Leaf Extract,CaffeineZea Mays (Corn) Oil,ProlineXanthan Gum,Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate,Rosa Moschata Seed Oil,Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Callus Culture Extract,Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract,Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract,Diatomaceous Earth,Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil,Rosmarinus Officinalis ( Rosemary) Leaf Extract,Laminaria Digitata Extract,Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom)Extract,Ferric Hexapeptide-35,Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed OilMacadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil,Olea Europaea (Olive)Friut Oil,Polysilicone-15,Sodium Hyaluronate,Dimethicone,Ceteareth-25Cetyl Alcohol,Behenic Acid,Cholesterol,Ceramide NP,Ceramide NS,Ceramide EOS,Ceramide EOP,Ceramide AP,Caprooyl Phytosphingosine,Caprooyl Sphingosine,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Teprenone,Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate,Polyester -8,Caprylhydroxamic Acid,Caprylyl ,Glycol,CarbomerAcrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer,Allantoin,Panthenol,Sodium Polyacrylate,Mica,melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil,Lavandulas Angustifolia(lavender)Oil,Sodium Hydroxide

Directions from packaging:

Apply to sun exposed areas of face, ears, neck, chest and hands every morning after cleansing as part of your regular skincare routine. Avoid eyes

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only.Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs.When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison control Center right away.Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease the risk, regularly use a sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: Limit time in the sun, especially from 10a.m-2p.m. Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.

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