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Coppertone Defend & Care Face Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30

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Top Findings

Overall this product scores well and is a top choice for sun protection. Read more

Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE health concern.

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 8.0%, Octisalate 4.5%, Octocrylene 6.0%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, GLYCERIN, POLYESTER-27, SILICA, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, ISODODECANE, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, TOCOPHEROL, BEESWAX, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE

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Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 3%

Concerns: Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 8%

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

OCTISALATE active ingredient 4.5%

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 6%

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions

WATER

Concerns: none identified

ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

Concerns: Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

POLYESTER

Concerns: none identified

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

Concerns: none identified

STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

Concerns: Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions

PHENOXYETHANOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions

ISODODECANE

Concerns: Use restrictions

ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE

Concerns: none identified

BEHENYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

BEESWAX

Concerns: none identified

ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: Use restrictions

POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions

GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

PEG-100 STEARATE

Concerns: Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Data gaps

 
 

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