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Beautycounter Countersun Daily Sheer Defense for Face, SPF 25

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Countersun Daily Sheer Defense for Face, SPF 25 product label collected on June 09, 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. Beautycounter Countersun Daily Sheer Defense for Face, SPF 25 is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: June 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 LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
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)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Robust

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

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

None

Fair

Limited

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Fair

Fair

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.

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active ingredient: Zinc Oxide 14.96%, Inactive ingredients: Water, Coco-Caprylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coconut Alkanes, Arachidyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Xanthan Gum, Arachidyl Glucoside, Phytic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate.

ABOUT THE SKIN DEEP® RATINGS

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