Menu Close Menu

Menu

Waxhead Sun Defense Skin Nourishing Tinted Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 31

Data Availability: FAIR

Learn more About
EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Waxhead Sun Defense Skin Nourishing Tinted Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 31 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 Waxhead Sun Defense Skin Nourishing Tinted Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 31 is 2.

Data last updated: March 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides EXCELLENT UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
Learn more About Sunscreens

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
Learn more About
Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
EMULSIFYING WAX
Appeared as: VEGETABLE EMULSIFYING WAX (FROM COCONUT)

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
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: SPRING WATER

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: CERTIFIED ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)
Appeared as: CERTIFIED ORGAINC JOJOBA OIL

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VEGETABLE VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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: Zinc Oxide 25%, Inactive Ingredients: Spring Water, Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Certified Orgainc Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Organic Shea Butter, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax (from coconut), Vegetable Vitamin E, Iron Oxides

ABOUT THE SKIN DEEP® RATINGS

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer

ABOUT EWG VERIFIED™

Beyond providing Skin Deep® as an educational tool for consumers, EWG offers its EWG VERIFIED™ mark as a quick and easily identifiable way of conveying personal care products that meet EWG's strict health criteria. Before a company can use EWG VERIFIED™ on such products, the company must show that it fully discloses the products' ingredients on their labels or packaging, they do not contain EWG ingredients of concern, and are made with good manufacturing practices, among other criteria. Note that EWG receives licensing fees from all EWG VERIFIED™ member companies that help to support the important work we do. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer