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Alba Botanica Day to Day Defense Primer Lotion, SPF 30

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CATEGORY

daily use SPF

BRAND

Alba Botanica

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 01, 2022

Health Concerns

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

Efficacy Concerns

  • Caution We have flagged this product with 1 concerns
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    Sunscreens can break down while still in the bottle. To be safe dispose of products when the mixture clumps or separates.

    This product contains chemical active ingredient(s) that the FDA does not have enough health safety data to classify as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, HOMOSALATE, OCTISALATE, OCTOCRYLENE

  • some
    UVA/UVB Balance

Ingredient Scores

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 4.9%
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Use restrictions (high), Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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HOMOSALATE active ingredient 9.8%
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
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PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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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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AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2.9%
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
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OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 9.5%
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (moderate)
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COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (moderate)
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PROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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SODIUM GLUCONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (low)
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WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredients from label

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.9%, Homosalate 9.8%, Octisalate 4.9%, Octocrylene 9.5%; Inactive Ingredients: Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hibiscus Rose-Sinensis Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopherol, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum

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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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Understanding scores

Not all sunscreen products are the same when it comes to sun protection and ingredient health hazards. The scoring system for EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens is designed to help the public find products that are safer, avoid ingredients of concern, and are more effective in reducing potential health harms from ultraviolet A and B exposure.

Every product in the guide gets a hazard and efficacy rating. The top scoring products have both a low hazard rating and an excellent UVA/UVB balance rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. Beyond this 1 to 10 ranking, the EWG VERIFIED® mark on a sunscreen means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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EWG VERIFIED

Beyond the hazard score, the EWG VERIFIED® mark on a sunscreen indicates that a sunscreen company’s ingredient disclosures show the product has met our full criteria to ensure it adheres to our strictest standards for efficacy, ingredient safety and transparency.


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