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Lancome UV Expert Aquagel Defense 50 Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lancome UV Expert Aquagel Defense 50 Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 product label collected on March 31, 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 Lancome UV Expert Aquagel Defense 50 Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 is 4.

Data last updated: March 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.
  • Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more
  • The FDA does not have enough health & safety data to classify all of the active ingredients as safe & effective.
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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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited
ROSA GALLICA (FRENCH ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA GALLICA FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

Limited
LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM (EDELWEISS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

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:

Active Ingredients: AVOBENZONE 3%, HOMOSALATE 10.7%, OCTISALATE 3.2%, OCTOCRYLENE 6%, OXYBENZONE 3.9%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, DIMETHICONE, ALCOHOL DENAT, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, SODIUM DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG-8 LAURATE, SILICA, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) EXTRACT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SORBITOL, MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED EXTRACT, DISODIUM EDTA, ROSA GALLICA FLOWER EXTRACT, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, GLYCERIN, FRAGRANCE

Directions from packaging:

Use daily after cleansing as a makeup primer, moisturizer and facial sunscreen - all in one step! For a no makeup look or a day in the sun, apply evenly across all facial zones. If wearing makeup, apply as the last step before applying foundation

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