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Algenist Alive Prebiotic Balancing Moisturizer, SPF 15

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Algenist Alive Prebiotic Balancing Moisturizer, SPF 15 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 Algenist Alive Prebiotic Balancing Moisturizer, SPF 15 is 1.

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Data last updated: March 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE 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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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
Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

None

None

None

None

Limited

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

None

Fair

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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: Zinc Oxide 13.65%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Coco-Glucoside, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Parachlorella Beijerinckii Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Isostearic Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Algin, Calcium Alginate, Propanediol, Maltodextrin, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride

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