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EWG rating for Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen, SPF 50






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Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen, SPF 50

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Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.

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


Before you go outside:
You should not rely on sunscreen alone.



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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 12.0%; Inactive Ingredients: INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: ALLANTOIN, BISABOLOL, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONOL/PROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE/SILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, ISODODECANE, LAURYL PEG-10 TRIS(TRIMETHYLSILOXY)SILYLETHYL DIMETHICONE, LAURYL PEG-8 DIMETHICONE, NIACINAMIDE, OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, PEG-10, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, PROPANEDIOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), TRILAURETH-4 PHOSPHATE, WATER

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Ingredient Name & Details

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Cancer (low), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Use restrictions (high), Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

DIMETHICONE

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)

PHENOXYETHANOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high), Occupational hazards (high)

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

Concerns: Use restrictions (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

PEG-10

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

ZINC OXIDE(SUNSCREEN GRADE) active ingredient 12%

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)

BISABOLOL

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

PROPANEDIOL

Concerns: Cancer (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

TRILAURETH-4 PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

CAPRYLYL METHICONE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

HEXYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

ISODODECANE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Before you go outside: You should not rely on sunscreen alone.


Wear clothes

Plan around the sun

Don't get burned

Wear sunglasses

Find Shade

Bring Shade
 
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