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Sonage Protec Plus Natural, SPF 30 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sonage Protec Plus Natural, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) product label collected on May 27, 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 Sonage Protec Plus Natural, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: May 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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
MALIC ACID
Appeared as: MALIC ACID (L)

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATES
Appeared as: GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (D-ALPHA)

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (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)

Good

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

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ALEURITES MOLUCCANA SEED OIL

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Limited
ERGOTHIONEINE
Appeared as: ERGOTHIONEINE (L)

Limited

Limited

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL

Limited

None
OUBAKU EKISU
Appeared as: PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE BARK EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited

None
KINGINKA EKISU
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 13.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glycerin, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ergothioneine (L), Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Glyceryl Isostearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Tocopherol (D-alpha), Lecithin, Malic Acid (L), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Lactate, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid

Directions from packaging:

Purpose: Sunscreen Allow product to absorb before applying make-up. Product should be patted on, not rubbed in. Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours. Using a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. To decrease risk of skin cancer and early skin aging, use sunscreen products with a minimum SPF of 15. Children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor. Used as directed with other sun protection measures, decreases risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. Helps prevent sunburn and photodamage.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep product out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if continuous rash/irritation develops. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away. Do not use on broken skin.

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