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Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 4.9%, Zinc Oxide 4.42%, Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Coconut Alkanes, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Melatonin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Sodium Hyaluronate, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Saccharide Isomerate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Pca, Zinc Pca, Oleanolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean Oil), Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Hydroxide, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Carbomer, Propanediol, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, BHT, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil

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Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

BENZYL ALCOHOL

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

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL

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

GLYCOLIC ACID

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

LACTIC ACID

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

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

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

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

SPHINGOLIPIDS

Concerns: Use restrictions (high)

ZINC PCA

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

PEG-60 ALMOND GLYCERIDES

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

POLYSORBATE-60

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

BHT

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

SODIUM BENZOATE

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

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE) active ingredient 4.9%

Concerns: Cancer (moderate), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Occupational hazards (high), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM) active ingredient 4.4%

Concerns: Cancer (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Occupational hazards (moderate), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

CITRIC ACID

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

PROPANEDIOL

Concerns: Cancer (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

TROMETHAMINE

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

POTASSIUM SORBATE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

ISONONYL ISONONANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

TOCOPHEROL

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

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

SODIUM PCA

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE

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

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

ISOHEXADECANE

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

ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

 
 

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