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COOLA Suncare Baby Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Moisturizer, SPF 50 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the COOLA Suncare Baby Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Moisturizer, SPF 50 (2017 formulation) product label collected on April 19, 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 COOLA Suncare Baby Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Moisturizer, SPF 50 (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 POOR balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.
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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• 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

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OLEOSOMES

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust

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 7.3%, Zinc Oxide 4.3%, Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Beeswax, Bisabolol Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Jojoba Esters Oryzanol Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Silica Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol Water

Directions from packaging:

• apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure • reapply: *after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating • immediately after towel drying • at least every 2 hours • 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 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: Ask a doctor

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. Stop use and ask doctor if skin rash occurs Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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