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White & Elm Everyday, SPF 15

EWG scientists reviewed the White & Elm Everyday, SPF 15 product label collected on February 22, 2017 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. White & Elm Everyday, SPF 15 is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: February 2017

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
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Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Occupational hazards
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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: Zinc Oxide (non-nano) 12%. Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Cetearyl Olivate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Dehydroacetic Acid

Directions from packaging:

Apply generously and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure. Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor.

Warnings from packaging:

Helps prevent sunburn. If used as directed with other sun protection measures (see Directions), decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. 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 occurs. Protect the product in this container from excessive heat and direct sun. STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE AWAY FROM HEAT, LIGHT AND MOISTURE · CLOSE LID TIGHTLY · FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY· KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN’S REACH

ABOUT THE SKIN DEEP® RATINGS

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer

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