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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Dry Oil Sunscreen Spray, Coconut Oil, SPF 15

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About the Product In-depth knowledge about this product

New Findings!

Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely pass the FDA proposed UVA test.

The FDA does not have enough health and safety data to classify 3 active ingredients in this product as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, OCTISALATE, OCTOCRYLENE

Top Findings

Overall this product poses a moderate concern for sun protection or ingredient safety. Read more

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

Sprays pose an inhalation risk and may not cover the skin completely. Read more

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE health concern.

Don't depend on sunscreen alone! Shade and clothing offer much better skin protection. Read more

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

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.0%, Octocrylene 7.5%, Octyl Salicylate 5.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocpherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allyl Caproate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethyl Acetate, Gamma Decalactone, Gamma-Nonalactone, Gamma-Undecalactone, Isoamyl Acetate, Triethyl Citrate, Vanillin, Phenoxyethanol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linaloolcertified Organic Ingredient

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Ingredient Name & Details

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 7.5%

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

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

CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL

Concerns: none identified

ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions

COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL

Concerns: none identified

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) OIL

Concerns: none identified

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL

Concerns: Use restrictions

DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL

Concerns: none identified

JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (VIRGINIA RED CEDAR)

Concerns: Data gaps, Use restrictions

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

Concerns: Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

ALLYL CAPROATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions

CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

ETHYL ACETATE

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards

GAMMA-DECALACTONE

Concerns: none identified

GAMMA-NONALACTONE

Concerns: none identified

GAMMA-UNDECALACTONE

Concerns: none identified

3-METHYL BUTYL ACETATE

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

TRIETHYL CITRATE

Concerns: none identified

VANILLIN

Concerns: none identified

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

GERANIOL

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

LIMONENE

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions

LINALOOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

 
 

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