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Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Face Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Face 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 Ultra-Light Hydrating Face 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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

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

Good

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

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

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

None

None

None

None

Fair

Fair

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (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 Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 13%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 10%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isododecane, Glycerin, Silica, Isohexadecane, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Polyester-7, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Polyester-8, Sorbitol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-2, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Lecithin, Oleic Acid, Disodium Edta, Steareth-100, Mannan, P-Anisic Acid

Directions from packaging:

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

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