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Nature's Gate Kids Vegan Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nature's Gate Kids Vegan Sunscreen, SPF 50 (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 Nature's Gate Kids Vegan Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2016 formulation) is 3.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

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)

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

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

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

None

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIETHYLHEXANOATE
Appeared as: NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIETHLYHEXANOATE

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Robust

Limited

Robust

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 (7.5%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (7%), Zinc Oxide (6.9%). Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Magnesium Sulfate, Neopentyl Glycol Diethlyhexanoate, Neopentyl Glycol Diisostearate, Polyglyceryl 2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally and evenly 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply as need or after towel drying, swimming, or perspiring. Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. 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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