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Olay Fresh Effects Soak Up The Sun Protection Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen, SPF 15 (2014 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Olay Fresh Effects Soak Up The Sun Protection Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen, SPF 15 (2014 Formulation) product label collected on March 28, 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 Olay Fresh Effects Soak Up The Sun Protection Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen, SPF 15 (2014 Formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: March 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • 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)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

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)

Robust

Fair

None
KINGINKA EKISU
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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:

Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polyethylene, Benzyl Alcohol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Titanium Dioxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methylparaben, PEG 100 Stearate, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Dimethiconol, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours.Use water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.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 value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:Limit time in sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglassesChildren under 6 months: Ask a doctorOther information:Protect this product from excessive heat and direct sun.

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 a doctor if 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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