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La Prairie Switzerland Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Prairie Switzerland Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream Sunscreen, SPF 30 (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 La Prairie Switzerland Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: April 2017

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • The FDA does not have enough health & safety data to classify all of the active ingredients as safe & effective.
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Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
EVERNIA FURFURACEA (OAKMOSS LICHEN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EVERNIA FURFURACEA (TREEMOSS) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (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)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Fair

Limited
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Appeared as: POLYMETHYLSILSQUIOXANE

Fair

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT

Fair

None

None

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair

None

Limited

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBAILLUS FERMENT

None

Limited

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None
C20-22 ALCOHOLS
Appeared as: C20-22 ALCOHOL

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

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

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: avobenzone 2.7%, homosalate 9%, octisalate 4.5%, octocrylene 9%, Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polymethylsilsquioxane, Glycoproteins, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Carnosine, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-52, Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-18, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Urea, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Alanine, Glycine, Magnesium Aspartate, Creatine, Pinus Pinaster Bark/Bud Extract, Diglycerin, Ascorbic Acid, Lauryl Lactate, Tocopherol, Lactobaillus Ferment, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Behenyl Alcohol, C20-22 Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-8, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Ethylhexylglycerin, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, Steareth-21, Cellulose Gum, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum) Linalool, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Reg 4 (CI 14700), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

Directions from packaging:

apply daily after cleansing and toning smooth over face & throat apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor reapply at least every 2 hours use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating 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-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove

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