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True Botanicals Everyday Sheer Coverage Sunscreen Lotion, Light Tint, SPF 20 (2019 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the True Botanicals Everyday Sheer Coverage Sunscreen Lotion, Light Tint, 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 True Botanicals Everyday Sheer Coverage Sunscreen Lotion, Light Tint, SPF 20 (2019 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: April 2019

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD 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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINESIS (GREEN WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVENDER) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair

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

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

• 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)

None
CRAMBE ABYSSINICA SEED OIL
Appeared as: CRAMBE ABYSSINICA (ABYSSINIAN) SEED OIL

Limited
CAPRYLYL/ CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE (FROM COCONUT)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RUBUS IDAEUS (RED RASPBERRY) SEED OIL

Limited

None
BRASSICA OLERACEA ITALICA (BROCCOLI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BRASSICA OLERACEA (BROCCOLI) SEED OIL

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NON-GMO VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE
Appeared as: ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE (FROM NON-GMO CORN)

Limited
PRUNUS AVIUM (WILD CHERRY) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AVIUM (SWEET CHERRY) SEED OIL

None

Limited

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

Fair

None
COFFEE EKISU
Appeared as: COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

Fair

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (NEROLI) FLOWER OIL

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

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 17.7%, Inactive Ingredients: Camellia Sinesis (Green, White Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Crambe Abyssinica (Abyssinian) Seed Oil, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside (From Coconut), Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Non-Gmo Vitamin E), Acetyl Glucosamine (From Non-Gmo Corn), Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Seed Oil, Silk Powder, Pearl Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Beta-Glucan, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Lecithin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Oil, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (For Pigment)

Directions from packaging:

Shake well and apply to recently moisturized face, neck, and chest before sun exposure. Reapply as needed.

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