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Walgreens Baby Continuous Spray, SPF 50 (2019 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Walgreens Baby Continuous Spray, SPF 50 (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 Walgreens Baby Continuous Spray, SPF 50 (2019 formulation) is 7.

Data last updated: April 2019

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Sprays pose an inhalation risk and may not cover the skin completely. Read more
  • Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.
  • The FDA does not have enough health & safety data to classify all of the active ingredients as safe & effective.
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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

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

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

Limited

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

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DISTEARATE
Appeared as: POLYGLYCERL-3 DISTEARATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (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: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 13.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 2.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Sorbitol, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone, Polyglycerl-3 Distearate, Disodium Edta, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Capryloyl Glycine, Undecylenoyl Glycine

Directions from packaging:

Spray liberally and spread evenly by hand 15 minutes before sun exposure. Hold can 4-6 inches away from the skin to apply. Do not spray directly into face. Spray into hands then apply to face. Do not apply in windy conditions. Use in a well-ventilated area. Reapply: After 80 minutes of swimming or sweating. Immediately after towel drying. At least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor. 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.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Flammable: Do not use near heat, flame or while smoking. Avoid long term storage above 104 degrees F (40C) Do not use. On damaged or broken skin. When using this product. Keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Keep away from face to avoid breathing it. Do not puncture or incinerate. Contents under pressure. Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F. Stop use and ask a doctor if. Rash occurs Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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