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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Kids Gentle Sunscreen Lotion, Face and Body, SPF 50

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CATEGORY

recreational sunscreens

BRAND

La Roche-Posay

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 30, 2023

Health Concerns

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

Efficacy Concerns

  • Caution We have flagged this product with 2 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

  • 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.

TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%
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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HOMOSALATE active ingredient 13%
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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DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)
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CHLORPHENESIN
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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PEG-8 LAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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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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PEG-100 STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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AVOBENZONE active ingredient 3%
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 10%
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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GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (moderate)
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STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (low), Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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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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WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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POLY C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Data Availability: Limited
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ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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NIACINAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Cancer (moderate), Use restrictions (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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CAPRYLYL METHICONE
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (low), 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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DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE
Data Availability: None
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GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE
Data Availability: None
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P-ANISIC ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (low)
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SODIUM DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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SODIUM SALT ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Data Availability: Fair
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XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredients from label

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: AVOBENZONE 3%, HOMOSALATE 13%, OCTISALATE 5%, OCTOCRYLENE 10%; INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: WATER, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, POLY C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, NIACINAMIDE, SILICA, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CHLORPHENESIN, DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE, P-ANISIC ACID, PANTHENOL, PEG-100 STEARATE, PEG-8 LAURATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, SODIUM DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, TRIETHANOLAMINE, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, XANTHAN GUM

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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 Process

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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.