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California Baby Everyday/Year-round Sunscreen, SPF 30+ (2018 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the California Baby Everyday/Year-round Sunscreen, SPF 30+ (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 California Baby Everyday/Year-round Sunscreen, SPF 30+ (2018 Formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: April 2018

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

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

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

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT (CALENDULA)

Limited
VIOLA TRICOLOR (HEARTSEASE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: VIOLA TRI EXTRACT (PANSY)

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL INFUSED WITH GARDENIA TAHITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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 Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 12%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isoamyl Laurate, Coco-Caprylate, Calendula Officinalis Extract (Calendula), Viola Tricolor Extract (Pansy), Polyglyceryl -2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glyceryl Starch, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Levulinic Acid, Glycerin, Tapioca Starch, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil infused with gardenia tahitensis flower extract, Squalane, Magnesium Stearate, p-Anisic Acid, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Allantoin, Panthenol

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply - after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating - immediately after towel drying - at least every 2 hours. 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 a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including - limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Stop use and ask a 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 a Poison Control Center right away.

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