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eau thermale Avene Complexion Correcting Shield Mineral Sunscreen, Dark, SPF 50+ (2018 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the eau thermale Avene Complexion Correcting Shield Mineral Sunscreen, Dark, 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 eau thermale Avene Complexion Correcting Shield Mineral Sunscreen, Dark, SPF 50+ (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
  • 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
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
SOYAETHYL MORPHOLINIUM ETHOSULFATE
Appeared as: SOYETHYL MORPHOLINIUM ETHOSULFATE

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• 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)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

Robust

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair
CERAMIDE
Appeared as: CERAMIDE AP

Limited

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

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 8.7%, ZINC OXIDE 15.6%; Inactive Ingredients: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, WATER, IRON OXIDES, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, POLYSORBATE 20, SOYETHYL MORPHOLINIUM ETHOSULFATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, XANTHAN GUM, GLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, STEARIC ACID, PEG/PPG/POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL-8/5/3 GLYCERIN, CARBOMER, CERAMIDE AP, CERAMIDE EOP, CERAMIDE NP, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, CHOLESTEROL, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ALLANTOIN, ASCORBIC ACID

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