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Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Face Stick Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Face Stick Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2017 formulation) product label collected on April 04, 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. EWG's rating for Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Face Stick Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2017 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: April 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: titanium dioxide 8.1%, zinc oxide 6.8%, Inactive Ingredients: c12-15 alkyl benzoate, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, dimethicone, paraffin, ozokerite, beeswax, phenyl trimethicone, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, polyethylene, polyhydroxystearic acid, dipropylene glycol dibenzoate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, ppg-15 stearyl ether benzoate, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, avena sativa (oat) kernel flour, bht

Directions from packaging:

apply generously and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure ensure complete coverage to the area above the lip, nose, and tops of ears. reapply: after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating immediately after towel drying at least every 2 hours 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. wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only Do not use on damaged or broken skin

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