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CVS Health 30 Hydrating Protection Sun Lotion, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CVS Health 30 Hydrating Protection Sun Lotion, 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 CVS Health 30 Hydrating Protection Sun Lotion, SPF 30 is 3.

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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.
  • 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 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
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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)

Good
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Appeared as: TRIETHANOLAIMINE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

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)

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)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair
BHT

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

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

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

None

None

None

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited
CODIUM TOMENTOSUM (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CODIUM TOMENTOSUM EXTRACT

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR
Appeared as: AVWNA SALIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR

None

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: BUTYLENE GLTCOL

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

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 8%, Octisalate 4%, Octocrylene 4%, Oxybenzone 5%; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Hydrated Silica, Adipic Acid/Diglycol Crosspolymer, Polyester-8, Acrylates /C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Avwna Saliva (Oat) Kernel Flour, Artemia Extract, Bisabolol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Beeswax, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolaimine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Gltcol, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

CVS Health Hydrating Protection Sun Lotion SPF30. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure reapply: *after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating. * immediately after towel drying. * at least every 2 hours.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and as a doctor if rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Protect this product from excessive heat and direct sun. May stain fabrics.

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