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COOLA Suncare Face Moisturizer Mineral Sunscreen, Unscented, SPF 20 (2014 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the COOLA Suncare Face Moisturizer Mineral Sunscreen, Unscented, SPF 20 (2014 Formulation) product label collected on March 26, 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 COOLA Suncare Face Moisturizer Mineral Sunscreen, Unscented, SPF 20 (2014 Formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: March 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLOHYDROXAMIC ACID

Limited

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT OIL

Limited

None

None

None

Fair

None

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
SODIUM SALT ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE

Robust

Fair

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: Titanium Dioxide 4.2% Inactive Ingredients: Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylohydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (ORGANIC Safflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (ORGANIC Orange) Fruit Water, Cocoglycerides, Cucumis Sativus (ORGANIC Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (ORGANIC Acai) Fruit Oil, Glycerin (ORGANIC), Helianthus Annuus (ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Extract, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Linum Usitatissimum (ORGANIC Linseed) Seed Oil, Plankton Extract, Propanediol, Tocopherol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Water, Xanthan Gum, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch.

Directions from packaging:

apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure reapply: after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating immediately after towel drying at least every 2 hours 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 of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses children under 6 months: Ask a doctor

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only Do not use on damaged or broken skin When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask doctor if skin rash occurs Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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