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Beautycounter Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist, Medium/Deep, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist, Medium/Deep, SPF 30 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 Beautycounter Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist, Medium/Deep, SPF 30 is 3.

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

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77492)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

None

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited

None

Fair

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*

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

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

None
ESCHSCHOLZIA CALIFORNICA (CALIFORNIA POPPY)
Appeared as: ESCHSCHOLZIA CALIFORNICA LEAF CELL EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

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 14.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Octyldodecyl Olivate, Propanediol, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bentonite, Cetearyl Alcohol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Coco-Glucoside, Triethyl Citrate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Jojoba Esters, Bisabolol, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Citric Acid, Benzyl Acetate, Gamma-Nonalactone, Vanillin, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Eschscholzia Californica Leaf Cell Extract, Methyl Anthranilate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Malic Acid, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

Directions from packaging:

Shake well. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Hold 4-6 inches away from body when spraying. •For face application, spray on hand then apply to face. Do not spray directly onto face and avoid breathing mist.•Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours. •Children under 6 months: 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 value 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-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.

Warnings from packaging:

• Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at temperature above 120° F. • For external use only. • Do not use on damaged or broken skin. • When using this product: keep away from face to avoid breathing in. Apply outdoors in a well-ventilated area. Avoid spraying in eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Avoid overspray as could cause surface to become slippery. • 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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