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Babo Botanicals Sheer Zinc Continuous Spray Sunscreen, Fragrance Free, SPF 30 (2018 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Babo Botanicals Sheer Zinc Continuous Spray Sunscreen, Fragrance Free, 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 Babo Botanicals Sheer Zinc Continuous Spray Sunscreen, Fragrance Free, SPF 30 (2018 Formulation) is 6.

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.
  • Mineral sunscreen sprays may contain small particles which can damage lungs if inhaled. Read more
  • Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.
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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
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
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)

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

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Limited
10-UNDECENOIC ACID, HEPTYL ESTER
Appeared as: HEPTYL UNDECYLENATE

Limited

None

Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

None
PUERARIA LOBATA (KUDZU) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUERARIA LOBATA ROOT EXTRACT

None
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: SPIRAEA ULMARIA FLOWER EXTRACT

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 12%, Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Bentonite, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Heptyl Undecylenate, Jojoba Esters, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract*, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Water

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before use. Hold container 4 to 6 inches from skin to apply. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.do not spray directly into face.do not spray in windy conditions. Use in well-ventilated area. Reapply: 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every two hours

Warnings from packaging:

Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate can. For external use only.Intentional miuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this produc, keep away from face to avoid breathing it. 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 a productis swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control center right away. May stain some fabrics.

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