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Trader Joe's Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 40

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Trader Joe's Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 40 product label collected on February 10, 2020 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 Trader Joe's Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 40 is 2.

Data last updated: February 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
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Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Limited

None

Limited

None

None

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

None

Limited

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

None

Limited

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

None

Limited
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)

Limited
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate, Glycerin, Sorbitan Laurate, Octyldodecyl citrate crosspolymer, polyhydroxystearic acid, Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil, phenoxyethanol, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, sodium stearoyl glutamate, methylcellulose, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate, polyglyceryl-4 laurate, lauryl glucoside, xanthan gum, dilauryl citrate, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium phytate, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, aloe barbendensis leaf juice, lonicera japonica flower extract, lonicera caprifolium flower extract, populus tremuloides bark extract, tocopherol, glycine soja oil, gluconolactone, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, bambusa arundinacea stem extract

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