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Erin's Faces Sunstick, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Erin's Faces Sunstick, 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 Erin's Faces Sunstick, SPF 30 is 5.

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, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.
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Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: NON NANO 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
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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

Limited
CALOPHYLIUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: TAMANU SEED OIL (CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (CERA FLAVA)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL (COCOS NUCIFERA)

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: SEA BUCKTHORN OIL (HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISIMA (AVOCADO) SEED OIL

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: COCOA SEED BUTTER (THEOBROMA CACAO)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E (MIXED TOCOPHEROLS)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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: Non Nano Zinc Oxide 13%, Inactive Ingredients: Calendula Flower Extract (Calendula Officinalis), Tamanu Seed Oil (Calophyllum Inophyllum), Beeswax (Cera Flava), Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Sea Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae Rhamnoides), Natural Flavor, Persea Gratisima (Avocado) Seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil (Ricinus Communis), Cocoa Seed Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Vitamin E (Mixed Tocopherols)

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure/use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating/Reapply at least every 2 hours/Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your rish of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: *limit time in the sun, especially from 10am-2pm *wear long-sleed shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses/Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating/Children under 6 months: ask a doctor

Warnings from packaging:

Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert: spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early aging. This product has been shown only to help sunburn, not skin cancer or early aging. 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 a doctor if rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get mdedical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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