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Walgreens Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray, SPF 50

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Walgreens Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray, SPF 50 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 Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray, SPF 50 is 4.

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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)

Fair

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

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 (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

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

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)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Robust

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 10.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 5.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol Denat, Isododecane, Diisopropyl Adipate, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Va/Butyl Maleate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mineral Oil, Panthenol, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Fragrance

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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