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Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30

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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 4 active ingredients in this product as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, HOMOSALATE, 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.

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE health concern.

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.7%, Homosalate 6.0%, Octisalate 4.5%, Octocrylene 4.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

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Ingredient Name & Details

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2.7%

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

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 6%

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 4.5%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

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)

CETYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

CETYL DIMETHICONE

Concerns: Data gaps

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

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

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

Concerns: none identified

VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMER

Concerns: none identified

BEHENYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: none identified

SODIUM POLYACRYLATE

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

CHLORPHENESIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

XANTHAN GUM

Concerns: none identified

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

FRAGRANCE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL

Concerns: Cancer, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions

 
 

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