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Pacifica Sun + Skincare Mineral Face Shade Lotion, Coconut Probiotic, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Pacifica Sun + Skincare Mineral Face Shade Lotion, Coconut Probiotic, 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 Pacifica Sun + Skincare Mineral Face Shade Lotion, Coconut Probiotic, SPF 30 is 2.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF

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

Limited

Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

None

Limited

Fair

None

None

None

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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.

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 18.0%; Inactive Ingredients: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, BISABOLOL, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), CAFFEINE, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, CELLULOSE GUM, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, CITRIC ACID, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, DIHEPTYL SUCCINATE, GLYCERIN, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, HEPTYL GLUCOSIDE, LACTOCOCCUS FERMENT LYSATE, METHYL DIHYDROABIETATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN EXTRACT, PARFUM (NATURAL), POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM GLUCONATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, TOCOPHEROL, WATER

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