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Andalou Naturals MEN Face Shield Lotion, SPF 18

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Andalou Naturals MEN Face Shield Lotion, SPF 18 product label collected on June 18, 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 Andalou Naturals MEN Face Shield Lotion, SPF 18 is 2.

Data last updated: June 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) CELL CULTURE EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER (AQUA)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited

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

Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA ARVENSIS (MINT) LEAF OIL*

Limited

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Homosalate 12.0%, Octisalate 4.0%, Avobenzone 3.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Vegetable Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Cell Culture Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Mentha Arvensis (Mint) Leaf Oil*, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Limonene**, Linalool**

Directions from packaging:

Daily, alone or under make-up. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and as needed. Reapply every two hours or after swimming, towel drying, perspiring heavily, washing, or in the case of products applied to the lips, after eating or drinking. Use water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. 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 10am-2pm, wear long sleeve shirts, pants 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 with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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