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Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick, SPF 30

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CATEGORY

recreational sunscreens

BRAND

Beautycounter

DATA LAST UPDATED

June 18, 2024

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED® mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Zinc Oxide(Sunscreen Grade) active ingredient 15.4%
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), 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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HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Data Availability: Fair
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THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Data Availability: Fair
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CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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CETEARYL NONANOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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MICA
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
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COCONUT ALKANES
Data Availability: Limited
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POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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BEESWAX
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (low)
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COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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LAURYL LAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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ISOSTEARIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE
Data Availability: None
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LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (low)
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ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (low)
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ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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CITRUS RETICULATA FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Endocrine disruption (low)
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PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Contamination concerns (PALMITIC ACID, PALMITOLEIC ACID, MARGARIC ACID, STEARIC ACID, OLEIC ACID, LINOLEIC ACID, and BEHENIC ACID)
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EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (moderate)
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SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Cancer (moderate), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Use restrictions (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Use restrictions (low), Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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CITRAL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high), Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
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CITRONELLOL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
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LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high), Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
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GERANIOL
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
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Ingredients from label

Active ingredient: Zinc Oxide 15.4% Inactive ingredients: Coco-Caprylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Mica, Coconut Alkanes, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Lauryl Laurate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Isostearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Lecithin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Eschscholzia Californica Leaf Cell Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Acacia Decurrens Flower Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Punica Granatum Seed Oil*, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil*, Glycerin, Silica, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citral+, Citronellol+, Limonene+, Geraniol+, Linalool+. *Organic

EWG Verified

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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.

Scoring legend

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.