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The Big Green Everyday Sun Cream, SPF 29 (2018 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the The Big Green Everyday Sun Cream, SPF 29 (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 The Big Green Everyday Sun Cream, SPF 29 (2018 Formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: April 2018

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
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT 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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES SEED OIL

None

Limited

Limited
USNEA BARBATA (BEARD MOSS)
Appeared as: USNEA BARBATA (LICHEN) EXTRACT

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER FERMENT FILTRATE

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL
Appeared as: GERANIUM MACULATUM OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 11.25%, Zinc Oxide 4.85%, Water, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Lactobacillus/Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Ferment Filtrate, Voacanga Africana Seed Extract, Distarch Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Ferulate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Geranium Maculatum Oil

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 1-2 hours, swimming, sweating or towel drying.

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 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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