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Amavara Transparent Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Amavara Transparent Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 product label collected on May 21, 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 Amavara Transparent Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 is 6.

Data last updated: May 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, 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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

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

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

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77492)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
ALUMINA
Appeared as: ALUMINUM OXIDE

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

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
POLYGLYCERIN-3
Appeared as: POLYGLYCERYL-3 SORBITYL LINSEEDATE

Limited

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

None

Limited

Robust

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

None

None

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (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 Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 22.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Sorbityl Linseedate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Mica, Hydroxyacetophenone, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Disteardimonium Hectorite, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polymethylmethacrylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499/ CI 77491/ CI 77492), Glycerin, Bisabolol, Triethyl Citrate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Benzylidene Dimethoxydimethylindanone, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Fragrance, Cerium Oxide, Aluminum Oxide, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract

Directions from packaging:

* Apply liberally and generously 15 minutes before sun exposure and at least every 2 hours. * Children under 6 months of age: 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 your time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. * wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses * Reapply: * after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating * immediately after towel drying * at least every 2 hours.

Warnings from packaging:

Do not us e on damaged or broken skin When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove For external use only Stop us e and ask a doctor if rash occurs or irritation develops and lasts.

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