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Coppertone Defend & Care Face Sunscreen Lotion, Oil Free, SPF 30

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Caution

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

This product contains chemical active ingredient(s) that the FDA does not have enough health safety data to classify as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, HOMOSALATE, OCTISALATE, OCTOCRYLENE

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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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Ingredient Name & Details

POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

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

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 8%

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 4.5%

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate)

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 6%

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

PEG-100 STEARATE

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

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 3%

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

ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

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

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE

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

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

ISODODECANE

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

ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

BEHENYL ALCOHOL

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

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer (low), Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

 
 

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