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Aveda Daily Light Guard Defense Fluid, SPF 30 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aveda Daily Light Guard Defense Fluid, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) product label collected on April 14, 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 Aveda Daily Light Guard Defense Fluid, SPF 30 (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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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
Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• 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 INGREDIENTS: WATERAQUAEAU

• 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)

None

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

None
DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE
Appeared as: DIPENTAERYTHRITYL TRI-POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE

None

Limited

Limited

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

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

None

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

None

Limited

None

None

Limited

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 6.3%, Zinc Oxide 4.1%Ingredients: WaterAquaEau, Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Propanediol, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/ Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Caffeine, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Oryzanol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydroxyapatite, Dimethicone Silylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

shake well. apply generously 15 minutes before sun exposure for sunscreen use, 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 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 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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