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Love Sun Body Natural Mineral Sunscreen, Fragrance-Free, SPF 50 (2018 Formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Love Sun Body Natural Mineral Sunscreen, Fragrance-Free, SPF 50 (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 Love Sun Body Natural Mineral Sunscreen, Fragrance-Free, SPF 50 (2018 Formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: June 2018

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides EXCELLENT UVA protection and a GOOD 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

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

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE (NON-NANO)

• 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)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (NON-NANO)

• 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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (COCONUT) OIL

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STERATE SE

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

Fair

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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 (Non-nano) 21%, Titanium Dioxide (Non-nano) 7.2%, Inactive Ingredients: Almond Oil, Aqua/Water, Benzoic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Sterate SE, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Sorbitan Laurate, Stearic acid, Sunflower Oil and Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Directions from packaging:

*For full protection, apply liberally to all exposed skin 15 minutes before sun exposure, then rub in to reduce whitening effect Reapply *After 80 minutes of swimming or sweating *After towel drying *At least every 2 hours Sun Protection Measures *Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early 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 time in the sun, especially from 10am to 2pm. *Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.

Warnings from packaging:

*For external use only *Do not use on damaged or broken skin *Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs *When using this product keep out of eyes, rinse with water to remove *Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Center right away.

ABOUT THE SKIN DEEP® RATINGS

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