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Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+ product label collected on April 02, 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. EWG's rating for Avene Mineral Light Mattifying Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+ is 3.

Data last updated: April 2019

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
POLYACRYLAMIDE
Appeared as: POLYACTYLAMIDE

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

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

Good

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

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDE

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

Robust

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited
ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE
Appeared as: ISOSTEARYL ISOSTERATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Appeared as: CAPRYLOL GLYCINE

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
ISOSTEARIC ACID
Appeared as: ISOSTEATIC ACID

None

Limited

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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: Titanium Dioxide 5.5%, Zinc Oxide 8%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Silica, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Isostearyl Isosterate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyester-7, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Steareth-100, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, P-Anisic Acid, Glyceryl Laurate, Caprylol Glycine, Steareth-2, Polyactylamide, Arachidyl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sorbitol, Behenyl Alcohol, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl, Isosteatic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alumina, Methicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sarcosine, Disodium Edta, Arachidyl Glucoside, Mannan, Xanthan Gum, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Laureth-7, Lecithin, Iron Oxide, Oleic Acid

Directions from packaging:

Apply generously and evenly to face and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours or after 80 minutes of swimming or perspiring and immediately after towel drying.

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