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Alba Botanica Even Advanced Moisturizer, Sea Moss, SPF 15 (2018 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alba Botanica Even Advanced Moisturizer, Sea Moss, SPF 15 (2018 Formulation) product label collected on April 24, 2018 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 Alba Botanica Even Advanced Moisturizer, Sea Moss, SPF 15 (2018 Formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: April 2018

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

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

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair
OCTISALATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL1

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited
AVOBENZONE
Appeared as: BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT1

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT1 (MATRICARIA)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PCBS, and BENZO[A]PYRENE)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

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

Limited
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT12

Limited
ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA (LINNAEUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA EXTRACT

Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
SPIRULINA MAXIMA (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SPIRULINA MAXIMA EXTRACT

Limited
ULVA LACTUCA (SEA LETTUCE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ULVA LACTUCA EXTRACT1

Fair

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Limited

Limited

None
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS OLEOSOMES (SAFFLOWER)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Fair

None

Good

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Homosalate 7.5%, Ethylhexyl Salicylate 5.0%, Octocrylene 3.0%, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 2.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice1, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract1, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract1, Chondrus Crispus Extract12, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Ulva Lactuca Extract1, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Allantoin, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cetyl Alcohol, Diacetyl Boldine, Erythritol, Homarine HCl, Lecithin, Panthenol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, VP/ Hexadecene Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol1, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Gluconolactone, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally after cleansing and toning and 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours during sun exposure. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Skin Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease risk, regularly use a sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 or higher and other protective measures including: limit time in sun, especially from 10am to 2pm, and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.

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

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