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Andalou Naturals DIY Booster Facial Serum, Unscented, SPF 30 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Andalou Naturals DIY Booster Facial Serum, Unscented, SPF 30 (2016 formulation) product label collected on April 08, 2016 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 Andalou Naturals DIY Booster Facial Serum, Unscented, SPF 30 (2016 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: April 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

None

Limited

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

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
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (CERTIFIED)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
CAMELINA SATIVA (GOLD OF PLEASURE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CAMELINA SATIVA OIL (CERTIFIED)

Fair

None
MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE
Appeared as: MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT STEM CELLS

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SOLAR VITIS FRUIT STEM CELLS

Fair

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COQ10)

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBUS GUM (GUAR)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED POLYPHENOLS
Appeared as: GRAPESEED POLYPHENOLS

Limited
WHITE TEA
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS EXTRACT (WHITE TEA)

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPALATHUS LINEARIS EXTRACT (ROOIBOS)

Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS EXTRACT (CERTIFIED & FAIR TRADE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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: Octinoxate 7% (Sunscreen), Octisalate 5% (Sunscreen), Avobenzone 3% (Sunscreen), Zinc Oxide 0.1% (Sunscreen). Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Certified Organic), Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Camelina Sativa Oil (Certified Organic), Lauric Acid, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis, Certified Organic), BioActive 8 Berry Complex (Certified Organic), Resveratrol, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus Gum (Guar, Certified Organic), Zea Mays Starch (Corn, Certified Organic), Grapeseed Polyphenols, Camellia Sinensis Extract (White Tea, Certified Organic & Fair Trade), Aspalathus Linearis Extract (Rooibos, Certified Organic & Fair Trade), Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Extract (Certified Organic & Fair Trade), Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Directions from packaging:

Daily, alone or under make-up. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and as needed. Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming, towel drying, perspiring heavily, washing, or in the case of products applied to the lips, after eating or drinking. Use water resistant suncreen if swimming or sweating. Protect the product in this container from excessive heat and direct sun.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.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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