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Mineral Fusion Mineral Facial Moisturizer, SPF 40 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Mineral Fusion Mineral Facial Moisturizer, SPF 40 (2016 formulation) product label collected on April 15, 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 Mineral Fusion Mineral Facial Moisturizer, SPF 40 (2016 formulation) is 2.

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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
LECITHIN
Appeared as: SOY LECITHIN

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
MINERAL WATERS
Appeared as: MINERAL WATER (AQUA)

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

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None
PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-3 (MATRIXYL)
Appeared as: PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-3

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEAANGUSTIFOLIA EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ROSEMARY OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL

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

None
CEDRUS ATLANTICA (ATLAS CEDAR) BARK OIL
Appeared as: CEDRUSATLANTICA (CEDARWOOD) BARK OIL

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

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA
Appeared as: GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
SEA KELP
Appeared as: ALARIA ESCULENTA (SEA KELP)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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: Titanium Dioxide 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 5.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Mineral Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (organic), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Vegetable Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (organic), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (organic), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Allantoin, EchinaceaAngustifolia Extract, Soy Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (organic), Hyaluronic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita(Matricaria) (organic), Rosemary Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (organic), CedrusAtlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Alaria Esculenta (Sea Kelp), PelargoniumGraveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract (organic), Phenoxyethanol.

Directions from packaging:

Smooth onto clean skin.

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