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Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, Faces, SPF 45+ (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, Faces, SPF 45+ (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 Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, Faces, SPF 45+ (2015 formulation) is 6.

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

None

None

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Robust

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (5.1%), Zinc Oxide (2.9%). Inactive Ingredients: Aluminum Hydroxide, C12 15 Alcohol Benzoate, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium Phosphate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrated Silica, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phosphate, Stearic Acid, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water

Directions from packaging:

Ask a doctor before use on children under 6 months of age. Apply liberally and evenly before sun exposure. Ensure complete coverage. Reapply as needed or after swimming, perspiring, towel drying, or vigorous activity.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Not to be swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear. Use on children under 6 months of age only with the advice of a physician. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Package contains small parts, which could cause a choking hazard. May stain some fabrics. Sun protection measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor. For use on skin only.

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