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Avasol Mineral Sunscreen Surfer's Barrier Stick, Tan, SPF 50+

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Avasol Mineral Sunscreen Surfer's Barrier Stick, Tan, SPF 50+ product label collected on June 22, 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 Avasol Mineral Sunscreen Surfer's Barrier Stick, Tan, SPF 50+ is 2.

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Data last updated: June 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.
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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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ORGANIC CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM LEAF OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair

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

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

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ORGANIC SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ORGANIC HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL

Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: WILDCRAFTED EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CALENDILLA) WAX

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL) OIL
Appeared as: ORGANIC CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) OIL

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ORGANIC ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) OIL

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: WILDCRAFTED THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (CUPUACU) SEED BUTTER

None
MAURITIA VINIFERA (BURITI) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: WILDCRAFTED MAURITIA FLEXUOSA (BURITI) FRUIT OIL

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RUBUS IDAEUS (RED RASPBERRY) SEED OIL

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: ORGANIC BEESWAX

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

None

Limited
LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM (MANUKA) OIL
Appeared as: WILDCRAFTED LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM (MANUKA) OIL

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

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ORGANIC ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 24.5%, Titanium Dioxide 6%, Inactive Ingredients: Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Wildcrafted Euphorbia cerifera (Calendilla) wax, Organic Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil, Organic Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil, Silica, Wildcrafted Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Wildcrafted Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Organic Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Rubus idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Iron oxides, Organic Fragrance, Propolis, Plankton Extract, Mica, Wildcrafted Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) Oil, Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Organic Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Leaf Oil

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