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derma e Sun Defense Mineral Sunscreen, Body, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the derma e Sun Defense Mineral Sunscreen, Body, SPF 30 product label collected on March 30, 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 derma e Sun Defense Mineral Sunscreen, Body, SPF 30 is 2.

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Data last updated: March 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

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

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

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

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

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
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE (COCONUT DERIVED)

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

None

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

Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: LAURYL GLUCOSIDE (PLANT DERIVED)

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

None

Good
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE (PLANT DERIVED)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair
CELLULOSE GUM
Appeared as: CELLULOSE GUM (PLANT DERIVED)

Fair

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: ZINC OXIDE 20.0%; Inactive Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER, COCO-CAPRYLATE (COCONUT DERIVED), DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE (PLANT DERIVED), POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE DERIVED), MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE (PLANT DERIVED), CELLULOSE GUM (PLANT DERIVED), ORGANIC CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B5), SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), PHYTIC ACID, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, BENZYL ALCOHOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TOCOPHEROL

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