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Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2014 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen, SPF 30 (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 Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2014 Formulation) is 1.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GREEN TEA (CAMELIA SINENSIS) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYHEXYL GLYCERIN

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None

Fair

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSE HIP (ROSA CANINA) FRUIT OIL

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Appeared as: SHEA (BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII) BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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 Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 22.5% Inactive Ingredients: Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethyhexyl Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Green Tea (Camelia Sinensis) Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Methylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, Rose Hip (Rosa Canina) Fruit Oil, Shea (Butyrospermun Parkii) Butter, Sodium Benzoate, Stearic Acid, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum.

Directions from packaging:

Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protections Apply to Face, Body, Ears, Lips and Nose. Be sure to reapply throughout the day! Great for Sensitive Skin

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. If rash occurs stop use and ask doctor. 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.

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