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Babo Botanicals Baby Skin Mineral Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Babo Botanicals Baby Skin Mineral 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 Babo Botanicals Baby Skin Mineral Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30 is 6.

Data last updated: March 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Mineral sunscreen sprays may contain small particles which can damage lungs if inhaled. Read more
  • Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.
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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Fair
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL

Limited

None

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

None

None
PUERARIA LOBATA (KUDZU) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUERARIA LOBATA ROOT EXTRACT

None
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: SPIRAEA ULMARIA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 14.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Bentonite, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Jojoba Esters, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Propanediol, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Tetradecane, Tocopherol, WATER (Aqua)

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally to exposed areas 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours, after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, or immediately after towel-drying.

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 ask doctor if rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control right away.

ABOUT THE SKIN DEEP® RATINGS

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