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Nature's Gate Face Sunscreen, SPF 25 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nature's Gate Face Sunscreen, SPF 25 (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 Nature's Gate Face Sunscreen, SPF 25 (2017 formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: April 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.
  • Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.
  • 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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA SEED EXTRACT

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

Fair

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

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE

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

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA LEAF EXTRACT

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PSIDIUM GUAJAVA FRUIT EXTRACT

Fair

Limited
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Robust

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: octinoxate 7.5%, octocrylene 7%, zinc oxide 6.9%, Inactive Ingredients: allantoin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl dimethicone, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, coco-caprylate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, echinacea angustifolia leaf extract, glycerin, glyceryl undecylenate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, methyl glucose sesquistearate, panthenol, phenoxyethanol, phytic acid, polyglyceryl-10 dipalmitate, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) fruit extract, psidium guajava fruit extract, rosa canina seed extract, sodium hyaluronate, solanum lycopersicum (tomato) fruit/leaf/stem extract, stearyl alcohol, tocopheryl acetate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, vp/eicosene copolymer, water, xanthan gum

Directions from packaging:

apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure reapply: after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating immediately after towel drying at least every 2 hours children under 6 months of age: 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

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