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Loving Naturals Daily UV Cream, Unscented, SPF 20 (2019 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Loving Naturals Daily UV Cream, Unscented, SPF 20 (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 Loving Naturals Daily UV Cream, Unscented, SPF 20 (2019 formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: April 2019

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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
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: ORGANIC VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

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

Limited

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

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETEARYL ALCOHOL (DERIVED FROM ORGANIC COCONUT OIL WITHOUT USE OF CHEMICALS)

Robust
BLUE GREEN ALGAE
Appeared as: ORGANIC BLUE ALGAE

Robust

Robust
SUCROSE
Appeared as: ORGANIC RAW SUGAR

Robust

Limited
POPULUS TREMULOIDES BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: WILD HARVESTED ASPEN BARK EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 13.7%, Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol (Derived From Organic Coconut Oil Without Use Of Chemicals), Organic Blue Algae, Cellulose, Organic Raw Sugar, Sea Salt, Wild Harvested Aspen Bark Extract

Directions from packaging:

For full protection, apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure, the rub in to reduce whitening effect. Reapply: After 40 minutes of swimming or sweating Immediately after towel drying At least every 2 hours 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 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-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor

Warnings from packaging:

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

ABOUT THE SKIN DEEP® RATINGS

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer

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