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Nature's Complement Shield Sunscreen, SPF 15 (2018 Formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nature's Complement Shield Sunscreen, SPF 15 (2018 Formulation) product label collected on June 14, 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 Nature's Complement Shield Sunscreen, SPF 15 (2018 Formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: June 2018

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a EXCELLENT balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
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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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • 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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: SWEET ALMOND OIL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
SILYBUM MARIANUM (MILK THISTLE)
Appeared as: MILK THISTLE

Limited

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: NATURAL VITAMIN E OIL (NON-GMO)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) OIL
Appeared as: FLAX OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL

Fair

• 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 Ingredients: zinc oxide 20%, Inactive Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil infused with Green Tea and Milk Thistle, Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Natural Vitamin E Oil (non-GMO), Organic Flax Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Astaxanthin.

Directions from packaging:

For sunscreen use: Apply to all skin exposed to the sun. Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every two hours. Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor.

Warnings from packaging:

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

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