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Ke Ko Organics Ko'a Sun Cream, Natural, SPF 32

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ke Ko Organics Ko'a Sun Cream, Natural, SPF 32 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 Ke Ko Organics Ko'a Sun Cream, Natural, SPF 32 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

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)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: ELDORADO SPRINGS ARTESIAN WATER

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ORGANIC JOJOBA OIL

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VEGETABLE VITAMIN E (NON-GMO FROM SUNFLOWER SEEDS)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

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: Zinc Oxide 25%, Inactive Ingredients: Eldorado Springs Artesian Water, Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Certified Organic Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Organic Shea Butter, Vegetable Vitamin E (Non-Gmo From Sunflower Seeds), Vegetable Emulsifying Wax Nf (Cetearyl Alcohol / Polysorbate 60),

Directions from packaging:

Shake before use. Apply generously 15minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after swimming, towel drying or excessive sweating. Reapply regularly every two hours. Safe for kids under 6 months of age.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid getting sun cream in eyes, rinse with water if needed. Do not use on broken or damaged skin. If skin irritation appears, discontinue use. Keep out of reach from children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

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