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CoTZ Pure Botanicals Body Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Lightly Tinted, SPF 45

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CoTZ Pure Botanicals Body Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Lightly Tinted, SPF 45 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 CoTZ Pure Botanicals Body Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Lightly Tinted, SPF 45 is 2.

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None
OLIVE OIL PEG-7 ESTERS
Appeared as: OLIVE OIL POLYGLYCERYL-6 ESTERS (FROM GLYCERIN OLIVE OIL)

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (FROM MIXED FRUIT SEED EXTRACTS)

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

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• 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)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (NATURAL MINERAL)

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

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKIL (SHEA) BUTTER (SHEA TREE EXTRACT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Appeared as: C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE (FROM CRANBERRIES COCONUT)

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT (JAPANESE GREEN TEA)

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE (FROM COCONUT)

Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE (FROM COCONUT)

• Enhanced skin absorption

None
GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE (FROM CASTOR BEAN COCONUT)

Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM MINT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM MINT) EXTRACT (NATURAL HERB)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-6 OLEATE
Appeared as: POLYGLYCERYL-6 OLEATE (FROM GLYCERIN OLIVE OIL)

• Use restrictions (low)

None
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Appeared as: POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID (FROM CASTOR PLANT)

Fair
PROPANEDIOL
Appeared as: PROPANEDIOL (FROM CORN)

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

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT (NATURAL HERB)

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT (NATURAL HERB)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTER
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS (FROM NATURAL PLANT)

None
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SEED OIL
Appeared as: SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) SEED OIL (TREE FRUIT EXTRACT)

Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORIDE (NATURAL MINERAL)

Limited
SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Appeared as: SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE (FROM COCONUT AMINO ACID)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
TETRADECANE
Appeared as: TETRADECANE (DERIVED FROM VEGETABLE OIL)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (FROM MIXED FRUIT SEED EXTRACTS)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.0%, Zinc Oxide 10%, Inactive Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkil (Shea) Butter (Shea Tree Extract), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (From Cranberries Coconut), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (Japanese Green Tea), Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride (From Coconut), Glyceryl Caprylate (From Coconut), Glyceryl Undecylenate (From Castor Bean Coconut), Iron Oxides (Natural Mineral), Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Extract (Natural Herb), Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters (From Glycerin Olive Oil), Polyglyceryl-6 Oleate (From Glycerin Olive Oil), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (From Castor Plant), Propanediol (From Corn), Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Natural Herb), Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract (Natural Herb), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Esters (From Natural Plant), Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil (Tree Fruit Extract), Sodium Chloride (Natural Mineral), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate (From Coconut Amino Acid), Tetradecane (Derived From Vegetable Oil), Tocopherol (From Mixed Fruit Seed Extracts), Tocopheryl Acetate (From Mixed Fruit Seed Extracts), Water

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. 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 sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: -Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., -Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.

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 the reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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