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Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more

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, OXYBENZONE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.7%, Homosalate 8%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 3.5%, Oxybenzone 4%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Benzyl Alcohol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Beeswax, PPG-12/Smdi Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Trisiloxane, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Trideceth-6, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium Edta, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol

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Ingredient Name & Details

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 4%

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

FRAGRANCE

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

BENZYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), 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)

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 3.5%

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

DIMETHICONE

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)

DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMER

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

PEG-100 STEARATE

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

CHLORPHENESIN

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

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

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

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2.7%

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

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

TRISILOXANE

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

SODIUM POLYACRYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

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

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE

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

BEHENYL ALCOHOL

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

TRIDECETH-6

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

 
 

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