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La Mer The Reparative Face Sun Lotion, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Mer The Reparative Face Sun Lotion, 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 La Mer The Reparative Face Sun Lotion, SPF 30 is 5.

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Data last updated: April 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

Fair

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

None
DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE
Appeared as: DIPENTAERYTHRITYL TRI-POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE

• Cancer (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited
LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA (KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

None

None

Fair

None

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair
YEAST EXTRACT
Appeared as: YEAST EXTRACT/FAEX/EXTRAIT DE LEVURE

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

Robust

Limited

Limited

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

None

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

None

Limited

Fair

None

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Occupational hazards (high)

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 3.00%, Homosalate 5.00%, Octisalate 5.00%, Octocrylene 2.70%, Oxybenzone 2.50%, Inactive Ingredients: Water/aqua/eau, Dimethicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Silica, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Methyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Trisiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Plankton Extract, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Malachite, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Caffeine, Arginine Ferulate, Lecithin, Cholesterol, Yeast Extract/faex/extrait De Levure, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Trehalose, Phytosphingosine, Polyquaternium-51, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Polysilicone-11, Sucrose, Urea, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Sodium Pca, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dehydroxanthan Gum, PEG-8 Laurate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Tourmaline, Propyl Gallate, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Stearic Acid, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Alcohol Denat, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Mica

Directions from packaging:

Smooth onto face 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours or after swimming, perspiring or towel-drying.

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