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Hello Bello Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30

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CATEGORY

recreational sunscreens

BRAND

Hello Bello

DATA LAST UPDATED

February 16, 2023

Health Concerns

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

Efficacy Concerns

  • Caution We have flagged this product with 4 concerns
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    Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.

    Mineral sunscreen sprays may contain small particles which can damage lungs if inhaled. Read more

    Sunscreens can break down while still in the bottle. To be safe dispose of products when the mixture clumps or separates.

  • moderate
    UVA/UVB Balance

Ingredient Scores

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

ZINC OXIDE(SUNSCREEN GRADE) active ingredient 14%
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Ecotoxicology (low), Occupational hazards (moderate), 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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BENTONITE
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (moderate)
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BISABOLOL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Enhanced skin absorption, 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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GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (moderate)
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MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
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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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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Cancer (moderate), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Use restrictions (low)
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OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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CELLULOSE GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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JOJOBA ESTERS
Data Availability: Limited
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METHYL DIHYDROABIETATE
Data Availability: None
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POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Data Availability: None
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WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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Ingredients from label

Zinc Oxide 14.0% Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Bentonite, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Jojoba Esters, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Tocopherol, Water

Unknown:

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.



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.


TIPS

Sunscreen alone
is not enough

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Wear clothes

Shirts, hats, shorts and pants shield your skin from the sun’s UV rays, reducing burn risk.

Plan around the sun

Go outdoors in early morning or late afternoon when the sun is lower in the sky.

Find shade - or make it

Picnic under a tree or take a canopy to the beach. Keep infants in the shade, reducing the risk of multiple burns by 30%.


Don’t get burned

Red, sore, blistered skin means you’ve gotten far too much sun.

Sunglasses are essential

Not just a fashion accessory, sunglasses protect your eyes from UV radiation.

Check UV index

The UV Index provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent sun overexposure.