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Arbonne Pollution Defense CC Cream, Medium, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Arbonne Pollution Defense CC Cream, Medium, 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 Arbonne Pollution Defense CC Cream, Medium, SPF 30 is 3.

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.
  • Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.
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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499)

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

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

None

Limited

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL

Fair

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

None

None

Limited
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION) RHIZOME/ROOT EXTRACT

Fair
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) SEED EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)

Limited

Robust

None

None

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

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

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

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 2.5%, Zinc oxide 7.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Myristate, Polysilicone-11, Capparis Spinosa Fruit Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Extract, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Bisabolol, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Chloride, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Propylene Carbonate, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, May contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499)

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