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Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Gel-Lotion, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Gel-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 Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Gel-Lotion, SPF 30 is 2.

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

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

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

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

Limited

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

None
IONONE, ALPHA-
Appeared as: ALPHA-IONONE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited

Limited

None

None

Fair
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT

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

Limited

Fair

None

Fair
DIDECYLDIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: DIDECYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (VIRGINIA RED CEDAR)
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

None
AZADIRACHTA INDICA FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
AZADIRACHTA INDICA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT

None

Limited

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

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

Limited

None

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

None
SORBITOL LAURATE
Appeared as: SORBITYL LAURATE

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

Robust

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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: Zinc Oxide 18.2%, Inactive Ingredients: Acrylates Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alpha-Ionone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Decanal, Delta-Dodecalactone, Didecyldimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Dimethyl Heptenal, Ethyl Ferulate, Gamma-Nonalactone, Gamma-Octalactone, Gamma-Undecalactone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, 3-Hexenol, Hexyl Acetate, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Lauryl Glucoside, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Methylpropanediol, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyquaternium-80, Polysilicone-11, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Sorbitan Stearate, Sorbityl Laurate, Tridecane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Triethyl Citrate, Undecane, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Water, Xanthan Gum

Directions from packaging:

Uses - helps prevent sunburn - if used as directed with other sun proection measures (see Directions), decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. Shake well. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply - after 40 minutes of swimming ot 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 the risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF or 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., wer 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 swallowes, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away

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