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Ocean Potion Suncare Face Zinc Sunscreen, SPF 50

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ocean Potion Suncare Face Zinc Sunscreen, SPF 50 product label collected on July 04, 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 Ocean Potion Suncare Face Zinc Sunscreen, SPF 50 is 2.

Data last updated: July 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None
PEG-16 MACADAMIA GLYCERIDES
Appeared as: PEG-16 MACADAMIA

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (ALGAE) EXTRACT

Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Appeared as: MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

None

None

None

None

Fair

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

Fair
PYRIDOXINE HCL
Appeared as: PYRIDOXINE HCL (VITAMIN B6)

Limited

None
SORBITOL LAURATE
Appeared as: SORBITYL LAURATE

Limited

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

None
THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS (DEEP SEA MINERALS) FERMENT

Robust

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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:

ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONOL, DISODIUM EDTA, GLYCERIN, ISOHEXADECANE, LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (ALGAE) EXTRACT, MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (SEAWEED) EXTRACT, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE, PEG-16 MACADAMIA, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYAMIDE-8, POLYESTER-7, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, POLYPROPYLENE, PYRIDOXINE HCL (VITAMIN B6), SORBITAN STEARATE, SORBITYL LAURATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS (DEEP SEA MINERALS) FERMENT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), WATER, XANTHAN GUM

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