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Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion, For Sensitive Skin & Children, SPF 50+

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion, For Sensitive Skin & Children, 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 Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion, For Sensitive Skin & Children, SPF 50+ is 2.

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Data last updated: March 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides EXCELLENT 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

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

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)

None

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

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

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

None

Limited

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

Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

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

None
THYMUS SERPILLUM (WILD THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS SERPILLUM EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

None

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

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: TITANIUM DIOXIDE 9.1%, ZINC OXIDE 19.3%; Inactive Ingredients: DIMETHICONE, WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, CYCLOMETHICONE, PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, BIS-BUTYLDIMETHICONE POLYGLYCERYL-3, PEG-6, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, PEG-32, PEG/PPG-14/7 DIMETHYL ETHER, SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT, RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, THYMUS SERPILLUM EXTRACT, ALUMINUM DISTEARATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, ISOSTEARIC ACID, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, HYDRATED SILICA, SODIUM METAPHOSPHATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, STEARIC ACID, DEXTRIN PALMITATE, DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, TOCOPHEROL, SYZYGIUM JAMBOS LEAF EXTRACT

Directions from packaging:

To activate WetForce Technology, expose the applied area to water or perspiration for 15 minutes.

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