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Cotz Kids Pure Botanical Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Non-tinted, SPF 45

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cotz Kids Pure Botanical Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Non-tinted, SPF 45 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 Cotz Kids Pure Botanical Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, Non-tinted, SPF 45 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)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
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)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

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

None
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Appeared as: POLYHYROXYSTEARIC ACID

Limited

None
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SEED OIL
Appeared as: SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) SEED OIL

Limited

Fair
DIOCTYLDECYL IPDI
Appeared as: ESTERS

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust

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: Titanium Dioxide 3.0%, Zinc Oxide 10%, Inactive Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C Alkyl Benzoate, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Extract, Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Polyglyceryl-6 Oleate, Polyhyroxystearic Acid, Propanediol, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba), Esters, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tetradecane, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water

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