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Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Lotion, Light-Medium, SPF 40

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 4.9%, Zinc Oxide 4.42%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Coconut Alkanes, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Melatonin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Saccharide Isomerate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Pca, Oleanolic Acid, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Tromethamine, BHT, Polysorbate 60, Carbomer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Stearic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Mica (Ci 77019), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499)

Score

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)

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)

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

SPHINGOLIPIDS

Concerns: Use restrictions (high)

PEG-60 ALMOND GLYCERIDES

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)

POLYSORBATE-60

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

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)

HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

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

CITRIC ACID

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

TROMETHAMINE

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

POTASSIUM SORBATE

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

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)

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)

MICA

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

CI 77499

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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

ISONONYL ISONONANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

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)

COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE

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

ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

ISOHEXADECANE

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

 
 

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