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Coppertone Defend & Care Whipped Sunscreen Lotion, Ultra Hydrate, 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 HIGH health concern.

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 10.0%, Octisalate 4.5%, Octocrylene 8.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Behenyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dicaprylyl Ether, Nitrous Oxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylated Pvp, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Myristyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cellulose Gum, Lecithin, Disodium Edta, Lauryl Alcohol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Fragrance

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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 10%

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 8%

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

BEHENYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

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

DICAPRYLYL ETHER

Concerns: none identified

NITROUS OXIDE

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

MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

CETYL ALCOHOL

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

BENZYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions

BUTYLATED PVP

Concerns: none identified

PALMITIC ACID

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

STEARIC ACID

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

MYRISTYL ALCOHOL

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

CHLORPHENESIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

CELLULOSE GUM

Concerns: none identified

LECITHIN

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

1-DODECANOL

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

SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Data gaps

FRAGRANCE

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

 
 

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