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COOLA Suncare SPF50 baby mineral sunscreen stick (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the COOLA Suncare SPF50 baby mineral sunscreen stick (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 SPF50 baby mineral sunscreen stick (2017 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: April 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CALOPHYLIUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CALOPHYLLUM TACAMAHACA SEED OIL

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%, Inactive Ingredients: Beeswax, Bisabolol Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Calophyllum Tacamahaca Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax Jojoba Esters Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Ozokerite Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract*

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. To decrease your risk of cancer and early skin aging, 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. to 2 p.m. and wear long-sleeved 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. 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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