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Pacifica Sea & C Mattify & Protect Daily Priming Lotion, SPF 35

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Pacifica Sea & C Mattify & Protect Daily Priming Lotion, SPF 35 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 Pacifica Sea & C Mattify & Protect Daily Priming Lotion, SPF 35 is 4.

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Data last updated: June 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 this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.
  • The FDA does not have enough health & safety data to classify all of the active ingredients as safe & effective.
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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (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)

None

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited

Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA (ALGAE) EXTRACT

Limited
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KNOTTED WRACK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Octocrylene 7.6%, Zinc Oxide 6%, Inactive Ingredients: Aqua, Coconut Alkanes, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Parfum (Natural), Niacinamide, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Jojoba Esters, Laminaria Digitata (Algae) Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Caprylate/ Caprate, Coco-Glucoside, Ethyl Ferulate, Glycerin, Montmorillonite, Sclerotium Gum, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sucrose Distearate, Sucrose Stearate, Xanthan Gum

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