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La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream, SPF 15 (2019 formulation)

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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 EXCELLENT UVA protection and a EXCELLENT balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE health concern.

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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 2 active ingredients in this product as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, OCTOCRYLENE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2%, Ecamsule 2%, Octocrylene 10%, Inactive Ingredients: Carbomer 940, Carbomer Copolymer Type B, Cyclomethicone, Cimethicone, Edetate Disodium, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Isopropyl Palmitate, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Stearic Acid, Stearoyl Macrogolglycerides, Stearyl Alcohol, Trolamine

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Ingredient Name & Details

PROPYLPARABEN

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (high), Ecotoxicology (low)

DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)

TRIETHANOLAMINE

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

METHYLPARABEN

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 10%

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)

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%

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

MEXORYL SX active ingredient 2%

Concerns: Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (moderate)

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

STEARYL ALCOHOL

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

 
 

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