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Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100 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 Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100 is 10.

Data last updated: March 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a POOR balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • SPF values above 50 offers a false sense of security. Read more
  • Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.
  • 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 MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited
LAURYL PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 METHICONE
Appeared as: LAURYL PEG-8 DIMETHICONE

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

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

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

Robust

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Robust

Limited

None

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

None

None

None
POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE/ ISOSTEARATE/ DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE/ISOSTEARATE/DIMER DILINOLEATE CROSSPOLYMER

Limited

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• 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.

PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

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: Avobenzone 2.5%, Octocrylene 8.0%, Oxybenzone 3.5%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, LAURYL PEG-8 DIMETHICONE, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, HYDRATED SILICA, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BEESWAX, ACRYLATES/C12-22 ALKYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, METHYLPARABEN, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, POLYETHYLENE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PROPYLPARABEN, DISODIUM EDTA, STEAROXY DIMETHICONE, METHYL DIHYDROABIETATE, PHENYLISOPROPYL DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE/ISOSTEARATE/DIMER DILINOLEATE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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