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Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion, SPF 18

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion, SPF 18 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 Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion, SPF 18 is 2.

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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 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA LEAF CELL EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MALUS DOMESTICA CALLUS EXTRACT

None
ARGEMONE MEXICANA OIL
Appeared as: ARGEMONE MEXICANA CALLUS EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

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

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.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc oxide 10%, Inactive Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, gluconolactone, squalane, citric acid, glyceryl stearate, sorbitan stearate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, cetyl alcohol, sodium benzoate, cetearyl glucoside, cetearyl alcohol, rosa damascena leaf cell extract, malus domestica callus extract, argemone mexicana callus extract, sclerotium gum, lysolecithin, pullulan, xanthan gum, sodium hyaluronate, sodium phytate

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