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Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Sunscreen Lotion, Fragrance Free, SPF 40 (2018 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Sunscreen Lotion, Fragrance Free, SPF 40 (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 Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Sunscreen Lotion, Fragrance Free, SPF 40 (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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSE (ROSA CANINA) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

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)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR (RICINUS COMMUNIS) SEED OIL

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

None

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

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HYBRID SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS) SEED OIL

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

None

Limited

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: AVOCADO (PERSEA GRATISSIMA) OIL

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PONGAMIA PINNATA (INDIAN BEECH) OIL
Appeared as: PONGAMIA PINNATA SEED OIL

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: SHEA (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII) BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA (SIMMONDSIA CHINESIS) SEED OIL

None
SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: SODIUM ACRYOYL DIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER

None
WHITE TEA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: WHITE TEA (CAMELLIA SINENSIS) LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

None

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 Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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 5.5%, Zinc Oxide 3.3%, Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice*, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Hybrid Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil*, Myristyl Alcohol, Myristyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco Glucoside, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Glyceryl Abietate, Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil*, Beeswax*, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pongamia Pinnata Seed Oil, Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter*, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinesis) Seed Oil*, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate, Sodium Acryoyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, White Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Rose (Rosa Canina) Flower Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Dehydroxanthan Gum

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor. Use a water resistant suncreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply immediately after towel drying, at least every 2 hours

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damage skin. Keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask doctor if 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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