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Badger Clear Daily Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Unscented, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Badger Clear Daily Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Unscented, SPF 30 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 Badger Clear Daily Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Unscented, SPF 30 is 1.

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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
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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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Fair

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

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

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Fair

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 15%, Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Juice, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Glucose, Lactobacillus, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Sorbitan Caprylate, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Undecylenic Acid, Lecithin, Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Iodide, Lactoperoxidase, Glucose Oxidase

Directions from packaging:

For full protection, apply liberally (2mg/cm2 of skin) 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweater. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscren with a broad spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: Limit time in the sun, especially from 10am-2pm, Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses. For children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor.

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 product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

ABOUT THE SKIN DEEP® RATINGS

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