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Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist Spray, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist Spray, 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 Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist Spray, SPF 30 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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) PEEL OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL

None

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited
CITRUS TANGERINA (TANGERINE) FRUIT
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) FRUIT EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

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

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

None
ESCHSCHOLZIA CALIFORNICA (CALIFORNIA POPPY)
Appeared as: ESCHSCHOLZIA CALIFORNICA LEAF CELL EXTRACT

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MIMOSA TENUIFLORA (MIMOSA) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: MIMOSA TENUIFLORA BARK EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 14.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bentonite, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Coco-Glucoside, Jojoba Esters, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Bisabolol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Eschscholzia Californica Leaf Cell Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

Directions from packaging:

Shake well. Apply li erally 15 min before sun exposure. Hold 4-6 inches away from body when spraying. For face application, spray on hand then apply to face. Do not spray directly on face and avoid breathing mist. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immedieately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months: aska doctor. Sun protection measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk regulatrly 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-2p. Wear long sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. Uses. Helps prevent sunburn. If used as directed with other sun proection measures. See directions. Decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by sun

Warnings from packaging:

Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at temperature above 120 F. For external use only. Do not use on damaged/broken skin. product: keep away from face to avoid breathing in. Apply outdoors in a well-ventilated area. Avoid spraying in eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Avoid overspray as could cause surface to become slippery. * Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs. * Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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