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Murad Age-Proof Suncare Oil-Free Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Murad Age-Proof Suncare Oil-Free Sunscreen, SPF 30 (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 Murad Age-Proof Suncare Oil-Free Sunscreen, SPF 30 (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 HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• 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)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (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)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL
Appeared as: PHENOEXYETHANOL

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

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)

Good

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ACETATE

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

Fair

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

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
CHLORPHENESIN
Appeared as: CLORPHENESIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

None

None

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair
BETAINE
Appeared as: BETAIN

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANATHAN GUM

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Appeared as: CAPYLYL GLYCOL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active: Avobenzone 3.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, Homosalate 7.5%, Oxybenzone 5.0%. Inactive: Water (aqua), Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Steareth-10, Steareth-21, Silica, Polyester-8, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betain, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Lactic Acid, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Punica Granatum Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanathan Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoexyethanol, Capylyl Glycol, Clorphenesin, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum).

Directions from packaging:

Apply 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply as needed.

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