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Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen 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 Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 is 3.

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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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

None

Limited

Limited

Fair
SODIUM SALT ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE

Fair

Limited

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

Limited
PASSIFLORA EDULIS (PASSION FRUIT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL

None
KINGINKA EKISU
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

None
PSEUDOALTEROMONAS FERMENT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PSEUDOALTEROMONAS EXOPOLYSACCHARIDES

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Occupational hazards (high)

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.36%, Zinc Oxide 4.13%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diheptyl Succinate, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Propanediol, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Citric Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Salicylate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate

Directions from packaging:

Apply to clean, dry face, alone or under makeup, in the morning and as needed before sun exposure. For drier skin types, it can also be layered with your favorite daily moisturizer. The soft, ocean's lily scent allows for fresh, spa-like daily applications so you're relaxed and ready to take on the day.

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