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Beyond Coastal Active Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 34 (2019 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Beyond Coastal Active Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 34 (2019 formulation) 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 Beyond Coastal Active Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 34 (2019 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: April 2019

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • The FDA does not have enough health & safety data to classify all of the active ingredients as safe & effective.
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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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

Fair

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

Fair
OCTISALATE
Appeared as: OCTYL SALICYLATE

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

Limited
ENSULIZOLE
Appeared as: PHENYLBENZIMIDAZOLE SULPHONIC ACID

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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)

Limited
ETHYL LAUROYL ARGINATE HCL
Appeared as: LAURIC ARGINATE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACAI FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

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

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Limited

None

None

Fair

Limited

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: IRISH MOSS EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: POMEGRANATE EXTRACT

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAME SEED OIL

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)
Appeared as: SILICON DIOXIDE

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust

Fair

Limited
ILEX PARAGUARIENSIS (MATE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: YERBA MATE EXTRACT

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%, Octocrylene 4%, Octyl Salicylate 5%, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulphonic Acid 4%, Inactive Ingredients: Acai Fruit Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Cetearyl Esters, Emulsifying Wax, Galactoarabinan, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Irish Moss Extract, Isopropyl Palmitate, Jojoba Esters, Lauric Arginate, Methylcellulose, Pomegranate Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Rosehip Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Silicon Dioxide, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Water, Xanthan Gum, Yerba Mate Extract

Directions from packaging:

* Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure * Reapply: * after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating * immediately after towel drying * at least every two hours * Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Stop use and ask a doctor tr rash occurs. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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