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Babytime! by Episencial Sunny Sunscreen, SPF 35 (2018 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Babytime! by Episencial Sunny Sunscreen, SPF 35 (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 Babytime! by Episencial Sunny Sunscreen, SPF 35 (2018 Formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: April 2018

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a MODERATE 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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

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

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES

Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE (OCTYL)

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

Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Appeared as: ALKYL BENZOATE (C12-C15)

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

Fair
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE
Appeared as: ISOPROPYL PALMITATE (PALM OIL)

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETEARYL ALCOHOL (PLANT DERIVED)

None
PLANT GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (PLANT DERIVED)

None

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT (ALOE VERA)

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

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAN GUM (NATURAL)

Limited

None

Limited

None
PALMITOYL CAMELLIA SINENSIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS EXTRACT (ORGANIC GREEN TEA)

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL (ORGANIC SAFFLOWER)

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS EXTRACT (SUNFLOWER)

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA SEED OIL (MEADOWFOAM)

Limited

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

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.

Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 11%, Zinc Oxide 5.5%; Inactive Ingredients: Water (aqua), Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, Ethylhexyl (Octyl) Palmitate, (C12-C15) Alkyl Benzoate, Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Glycerin (Plant Derived), CetearylGlucoside, Acrylates Copolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkylmethacrylate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Flower Extract, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Xanthan Gum (Natural Thickener), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Organic Safflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours.

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 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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