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COOLA Face Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Matte Tint, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the COOLA Face Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Matte Tint, 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 COOLA Face Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Matte Tint, 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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA SEED EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

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)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

None

Limited
CAMELINA SATIVA (GOLD OF PLEASURE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CAMELINA SATIVA SEED OIL

Limited

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OLEOSOMES

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

None

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

None
MAURITIA FLEXUOSA FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: MAURITIA FLEXUOSA (BURITI) FRUIT OIL

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None
OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
PENTACLETHRA MACROLOBA (PRACAXI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PENTACLETHRA MACROLOBA SEED OIL

Limited
PLATONIA INSIGNIS (BACURI) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: PLATONIA INSIGNIS SEED BUTTER

None

Limited

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair

Robust

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: Titanium Dioxide 2.7%, Zinc Oxide 8.3%, Inactive Ingredients: Bisabolol, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, C13-14 Alkane, C9-12 Alkane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Phosphosilicate, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Dimethicone, Ethyl Ferulate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrated Silica, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Iron Oxides, Lecithin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Platonia Insignis Seed Butter, Polysilicone-11, Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tapioca Starch, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Trihydroxystearin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Water

Directions from packaging:

• apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure • reapply: • after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating • immediately after towel drying • at least every 2 hours • Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: • limit time in the sun, especially from: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. • wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses • children under 6 months: Ask a doctor

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 skin rash occurs Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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