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Unsun Hand Cream, SPF 15 (2019 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Unsun Hand Cream, SPF 15 (2019 formulation) 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 Unsun Hand Cream, SPF 15 (2019 formulation) is 4.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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)

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

• 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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS SINENSIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

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

Limited

Fair
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETA VULGARIS (BEET) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
10-UNDECENOIC ACID, HEPTYL ESTER
Appeared as: HEPTYL UNDECYLENATE

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Fair

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: 3.25%, Titanium Dioxide: 2.75%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isoamyl Laurate, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate, Coconut Alkanes, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Brassica Abyssinica (Abyssinian) Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Alpha-Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alumina, Beeswax, Benzyl Alcohol, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla, Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Ethanol, Glycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Heptyl Undecylenate, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Lactic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol

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