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Aveeno Active Naturals Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer, SPF 30 (2014 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aveeno Active Naturals Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer, SPF 30 (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 Aveeno Active Naturals Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer, SPF 30 (2014 Formulation) is 7.

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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 HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

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)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None

Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

None
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: CETYL HYDOXYETHYLCELLULOSE

Limited

Limited
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM STEARYL LACTYLATE

Limited
ARTEMISIA ABROTANUM (SOUTHERNWOOD) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARTEMISIA ABROTANUM EXTRACT (FLOWER/LEAF/STEM)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXL GLYCERIN

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

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3% Sunscreen), Homosalate (12% Sunscreen), Octisalate (5% Sunscreen), Octocrylene (1.7% Sunscreen), Oxybenzone (3% Sunscreen). Inactive Ingredients: Water, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl 3 Esters, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Fragrance, Chlorphenesin, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Sodium PCA, Urea, Cetyl Hydoxyethylcellulose, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearyl Lactylate, Artemisia Abrotanum Extract (Flower/Leaf/Stem), Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Ethylhexl Glycerin, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Polyquaternium 51, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid

Directions from packaging:

Apply generously and evenly to face and neck before sun exposure and as needed. Children under 6 months of age; ask a doctor.Store at room temperature.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. When using this product, keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove.Stop use and ask a doctor: if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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