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C'est Moi Gentle Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the C'est Moi Gentle Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) product label collected on September 25, 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 C'est Moi Gentle Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: September 2017

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
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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_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

Limited
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Fair

None

None

None

Limited

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Robust

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER.ORGANIC/BIOLOGIQUE

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active ingredient: Zinc Oxide 19%, Inactive ingredients: 1,2-Hexanediol, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Beeswax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Coco-Caprylate, Decylene Glycol, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract*, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Squalane, Tocopherol, Water. *Organic/Biologique

Directions from packaging:

HOW TO USE: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Reapply after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating and immediately after towel drying. Children under 6 months: 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 Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: Limit time in sun, especially from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.

Warnings from packaging:

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Zinc Oxide 19% WARNINGS: For external use only. Do not use on broken skin. Stop use and ask doctor if rash occurs. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact Poison Control Center right away.

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