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MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2015 formulation) product label collected on April 03, 2015 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 MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2015 formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: April 2015

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

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

Limited
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATES
Appeared as: GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

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

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
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)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

Limited

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERY) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

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 2%, Zinc Oxide 17%, Inactive Ingredients:, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polysilicone-15, Iron Oxides, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Camellia Sinensis (GreenTea) Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranbery) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract,

Directions from packaging:

Shake well. Rub in well. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure, Reapply: -After 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, -Immediately after towel drying, -At least every 2 hours, -Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor, Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the, sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease the risk, regularly use a sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: - Limit time in the sun, especially from 10a.m. - 2p.m. - Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses,

Warnings from packaging:

, Warnings, For external use only, Do not use on damaged or broken skin, Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs, 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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