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Neutrogena Clear Face Break Out Free Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 55 (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Neutrogena Clear Face Break Out Free Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 55 (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 Neutrogena Clear Face Break Out Free Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 55 (2015 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: April 2015

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• 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)

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
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: CINNAMONIUM ZEYTARICUM BARK EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Appeared as: CAPYLOYL GLYCINE

Limited

None
DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NAPHTHALATE
Appeared as: DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NEPHTHALATE

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Fair

None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE
Appeared as: NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANONE

None

Limited
PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PORTLUCIA OLERACEA EXTRACT

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Cancer (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

Robust

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (2.7%), Homosalate (4%), Octisalate (4.5%), Octocrylene (6%), Oxybenzone (4.5%). Inactive Ingredients: Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, BHT, Bisabolol, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Capyloyl Glycine, Caprylyl Glycol, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Extract, Cetyl Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Cinnamonium Zeytaricum Bark Extract, Diethylhexyl 2,6-Nephthalate, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mannan, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyester-7, Portlucia Oleracea Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sarcosine, Silica, Sodium Polyacrylate, Steareth-100, Steareth-2, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Trideceth-6, Xanthan Gum, Water.

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. For added protection, reapply after swimming, towel drying, excessive perspiration or extended sun exposure.

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