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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

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L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Body Self-Tanning Towelettes, Medium

L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Body Self-Tanning Towelettes, Medium

WHERE TO BUY

CATEGORY

Sunless Tanning

BRAND

L'Oreal

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
METHYLPARABEN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
LAURETH-4
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emulsifying, masking, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
PROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: 858053 10 AQUA / WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
DIHYDROXYACETONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, reducing, skin conditioning, tanning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DICAPRYLYL ETHER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
BEHENETH-10
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DIOCTYLCYCLOHEXANE
Appeared as: DIETHYLHEXYLCYCLOHEXANE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TRI-C14-15 ALKYL CITRATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, plasticiser, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredients from packaging:

858053 10 AQUA / WATER, DIHYDROXYACETONE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, GLYCERIN, BEHENETH-10, LAURETH-4, DIETHYLHEXYLCYCLOHEXANE, *TRI-C14-15 ALKYL CITRATE, PROPANEDIOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHEROL, METHYLPARABEN, LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, CITRAL, COUMARIN

Directions from packaging:

Step 1: Cleanse & exfoliate skin to ensure a smooth, even application. Step 2 : Apply an oil-free moisturizer to any dry areas. Step 3: Open packet from its side and unfold towelette. Step 4 : Smooth towelette evenly over skin, unfolding as needed. Use sparingly around knees, ankles, and elbows. Step 5: Wash hands thoroughly after use and let skin dry completely before putting on make-up or clothes. Results Natural-looking tan develops in 2-4 hours. Results may vary. Continue to use Sublime Bronze™ until you have reached your desired level of tan.

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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