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e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer, Beige, SPF 20 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer, Beige, SPF 20 (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 e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer, Beige, SPF 20 (2017 formulation) is 7.

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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 MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.
  • Contains retinyl palmitate, which may damage sun-exposed skin. Read more
  • Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more
  • 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_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good
OXYBENZONE
Appeared as: OXYBENONE

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

Limited
DMDM HYDANTOIN
Appeared as: DMDN HYDANTOIN

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

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)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• 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

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOPOPHERYL ACETATE (VE)

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499)

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

Robust

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINEARAL OIL)

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

Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Appeared as: C12-15 AKYL BENZOATE

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

Limited

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHSOPHATE (VC)

Limited

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FUIT EXTRACT MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI77891)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: octinoxate 7.5%, octisalate 5%, oxybenone 3%, Inactive Ingredients: water, paraffinum liquidum (minearal oil), propylene glycol, c12-15 akyl benzoate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, steareth-21, dimethicone, steareth-2, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, xanthan gum, polyacrylamide, c13-14 isoparaffin, laureth-7, dmdn hydantoin, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, retinyl palmitate (va), topopheryl acetate (ve), magnesium ascorbyl phsophate (vc), aloe vera leaf juice, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fuit extract may contain: titanium dioxide (ci77891), iron oxides (ci 77491/ci 77492/ci 77499)

Directions from packaging:

: For sunscreen use: Apply generously 15 min before sun exposure. Reapply every two hours. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in sun increases your risk of skin cancer or early skin aging. To decrease the 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, es[ecially from 10 am to 2 pm Wear long sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses. Children under six months of age: ask a doctor

Warnings from packaging:

: For external use only Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. This product has been shown only to help prevent sunbrun, not skin cancer or skin aging. Do not use on damaged or broken skin

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