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Aveeno Active Naturals Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2018 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aveeno Active Naturals Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 50 (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 Aveeno Active Naturals Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 50 (2018 Formulation) is 4.

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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 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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

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

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINE

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None

Limited

Limited

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

None

None

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Fair

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.

PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 6%, Zinc oxide 3%, Inactive ingredients: Water, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Cetyl dimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates copolymer, PEG-8, Beeswax, Dimethylimidazolidinone rice starch, Polyamide-5, Butylene glycol, Ethylhexylglycerine, Glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, Benzyl alcohol, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Arachidyl alcohol, Caprylyl glycol, Trisiloxane, Dipropylene glycol dibenzoate, glycerin, Pentylene glycol, Behenyl alcohol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Xanthan gum, Citric acid, Bisabolol, Acrylates/Dimethicone copolymer, Arachidyl glucoside, PPG-15 stearyl ether benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Hydroxyethyl acrylate/Sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, Squalane, Dipotassium glycyrrhizate, Polyaminopropyl biguanide, sodium citrate, Hydroxyphenyl propamidobenzoic acid, polysorbate 60, Avena Sativa (Oat)Kernel extract

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