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Ao Skincare 6000X Elemental Screen, SPF 30

EWG scientists reviewed the Ao Skincare 6000X Elemental Screen, SPF 30 product label collected on January 10, 2019 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. Ao Skincare 6000X Elemental Screen, SPF 30 is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: January 2019

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • 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)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
TOTAROL
Appeared as: TOTAROL (PODOCARPUS TOTARA)

Limited
HONEY EXTRACT
Appeared as: MEL (MANUKA HONEY)

None
PHORMIUM TENAX SEED OIL
Appeared as: PHORMIUM TENAX (HARAKEKE) SEED OIL

Limited
GARDENIA JASMINOIDES (GARDENIA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARDENIA JASMINOIDES MERISTEM CELL CULTURE

Limited

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 OLEATE
Appeared as: POLYGLYCERYL-3

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None
POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE
Appeared as: POLYRICINOLEATE

Fair

• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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 INGREDIENT: Zinc Oxide 18.9%, Inactive Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Alcohol, Astaxanthin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Ferulic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Totarol (Podocarpus Totara), Mel (Manuka Honey), Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Seed Oil, Gardenia Jasminoides Meristem Cell Culture, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carrageenan, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Isostearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3, Polyricinoleate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol

Directions from packaging:

Apply cream liberally to the face and neck in the morning after moisturizing. Reapply regularly or after swimming and exercise.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid contact with eyes, if irritation occurs discontinue use and please let us know: [email protected] This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease(s).

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