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Banana Boat Deep Tanning Oil Spray Sunscreen, SPF 4 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Banana Boat Deep Tanning Oil Spray Sunscreen, SPF 4 (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 Banana Boat Deep Tanning Oil Spray Sunscreen, SPF 4 (2016 formulation) is 6.

Data last updated: July 2016

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
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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)

Fair

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

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

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

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER (COCOA)

Limited
MUSA SAPIENTUM (PLANTAIN) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MUSA SAPIENTUM FRUIT EXTRACT (BANANA)

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Cocoa), Musa Sapientum Fruit Extract (Banana), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) (Vitamin E Acetate), Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Extract, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Do not spray directly into face. Spray on hands then apply to face. Reapply: After 80 minutes of swimming or sweating; Immediately after towel drying; At least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor. Other Information: Protect this product from excessive heat and direct sun.

Warnings from packaging:

Sun Alert: Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreens may reduce the risks of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects of the sun. Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. This product has been shown only to prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging. For external use only. When using this product do not get into eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation or rash develops. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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