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Banana Boat Baby Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+

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CATEGORY

baby sunscreens

BRAND

Banana Boat

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 15, 2023

Health Concerns

  • SOME
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    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.

  • high
    UVA/UVB Balance

Ingredient Scores

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

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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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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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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CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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LAURYL PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 METHICONE
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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PEG-8
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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ALUMINA
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Enhanced skin absorption, Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE) active ingredient 4.5%
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Cancer (moderate), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Occupational hazards (high), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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ZINC OXIDE(SUNSCREEN GRADE) active ingredient 6.5%
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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GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (moderate)
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WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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ISOHEXADECANE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)
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OCTYLDODECYL CITRATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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C30-38 OLEFIN/ ISOPROPYL MALEATE/ MA COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Robust
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CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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SODIUM CITRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCRYLENE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredients from label

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 4.5%, Zinc Oxide 6.5%; Inactive Ingredients: INACTIVE INGREDIENTS WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ISOHEXADECANE, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, OCTYLDODECYL CITRATE CROSSPOLYMER, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, LAURYL PEG-8 DIMETHICONE, C30-38 OLEFIN/ISOPROPYL MALEATE/MA COPOLYMER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCRYLENE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PEG-8, ALUMINA, GLYCERIN, SODIUM CITRATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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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.


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.