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CeraVe Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 45 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CeraVe Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 45 (2017 formulation) product label collected on April 10, 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 CeraVe Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 45 (2017 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: April 2017

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATES
Appeared as: GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (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)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

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

None

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES

Limited

Fair

None

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3

None
CERAMIDE AP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 6-II

Fair
CERAMIDE EOP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 1

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

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

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

None

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

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: titanium dioxide 7.4%, zinc oxide 11.4%, Inactive Ingredients: water, butyloctyl salicylate, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, glycerin, caprylyl methicone, isohexadecane, triethylhexanoin, mica, glyceryl stearate, trimethylsiloxy silicate, peg-100 stearate, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, aluminum stearate, caprylic/capric triglycerides, polypropyl silsesquioxane, xanthan gum, hydrogenated dimer dilinoleyl/dimethylcarbonate copolymer, ceramide 3, ceramide 6-ii, ceramide 1, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, sodium hydroxide, phenoxyethanol, cetyl alcohol, isostearic acid, peg-75 stearate, citric acid, tetrasodium edta, propylene glycol stearate, glyceryl isostearate, propylene glycol isostearate, oleth-25, ceteth-25, inulin lauryl carbamate, ceteth-20, steareth-20, stearic acid, ethylhexyl glycerin, glucamine, triethoxycaprylylsilane, sodium lauroyl lactylate, silica, phytosphingosine, cholesterol, carbomer

Directions from packaging:

apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure reapply: at least every 2 hours immediately after towel drying after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating children under 6 months: ask a doctor 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

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only Do not use on damaged or broken skin Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove.

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