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Caribbean Solutions SolGuard, SPF 15 (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Caribbean Solutions SolGuard, SPF 15 (2015 formulation) product label collected on June 19, 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 Caribbean Solutions SolGuard, SPF 15 (2015 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: June 2015

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
POLYSORBATE
Appeared as: SOBATE(FOOD GRADE)

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

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
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
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN(SUGAR BASED)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS CUMMUNIS OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINESIS(GREEN TEA) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL(VEGETABLE BASED) STEARATE

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: SAFFLOWER OIL

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: FRACTUNATED COCONUT OIL

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

Limited

Limited
COFFEA (GREEN COFFEE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GREEN COFFE BEAN EXTRACT(COFFEE ARABICA BEAN EXTRACT)

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMBER EXTRACT(CUCUMUS SATIVUS EXTRACT)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 7%; Titanium Dioxide 4%. Inactive Ingredients: Aloe(Vera)Barbadensis Leaf Extract; Glyceryl(vegetable Based)Stearate;Safflower Oil; Fractunated Coconut Oil; Glycerin(sugar based);Ricinus Cummunis Oil; Thobroma Cacao (Cocoa)Seed Butter; Tocopheryl Acetate(Vitamin E); Camellia Sinesis(Green Tea)Extract;Chamomilla Recutita(Matricaria)Extract; Sobate(Food Grade); Green Coffe Bean Extract(Coffee Arabica Bean Extract); Cucumber Extract(Cucumus Sativus Extract)

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure-wipe on. Reapply: after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating--immediately after towel drying--at least every 2 hours

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Stop use and ask a Doctor if rash occurs. Keep out of reach of infants. If swalloed, get medical help right away.

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