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Hawaiian Tropic Island Tanning Clear Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Hawaiian Tropic Island Tanning Clear Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30 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 Hawaiian Tropic Island Tanning Clear Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30 is 7.

Data last updated: March 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Sprays pose an inhalation risk and may not cover the skin completely. Read more
  • Contains retinyl palmitate, which may damage sun-exposed skin. Read more
  • 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_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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

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

Good

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

None

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

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)

Fair
CI 75130
Appeared as: BETA-CAROTENE

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

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT

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

None

None
PHENYLETHYL BENZOATE
Appeared as: PHENETHYL BENZOATE

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
COLOCASIA ANTIQUORUM (COCOYAM) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COLOCASIA ANTIQUORUM ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FRUIT EXTRACT

None
PLUMERIA ACUTIFOLIA (PAGODATREE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: PLUMERIA ACUTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PSIDIUM GUAJAVA FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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 2.0%, Octocrylene 7.7%, Oxybenzone 3.0%; Inactive Ingredients: ALCOHOL DENAT, ACRYLATES/OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, MINERAL OIL, PHENETHYL BENZOATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, AMYL ACETATE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, PEG-8 DIMETHICONE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT, COLOCASIA ANTIQUORUM ROOT EXTRACT, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACT, PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FRUIT EXTRACT, PLUMERIA ACUTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT, PSIDIUM GUAJAVA FRUIT EXTRACT, BETA-CAROTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, RETINYL PALMITATE, SILICA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT, ASCORBIC ACID, SODIUM PROPOXYHYDROXYPROPYL THIOSULFATE SILICA, FRAGRANCE

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