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Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30

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Top Findings

Overall this product scores well and is a top choice for sun protection. Read more

Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

The ingredients in this product pose a LOW health concern.

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Sunscreens can break down while still in the bottle. To be safe dispose of products when the mixture clumps or separates.

Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely pass the FDA proposed UVA test.

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 14%; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Sorbitan Olivate, Coco-Glucoside, Cetyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Ethyl Ferulate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Gluconate, Lecithin, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Isostearic Acid

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Ingredient Name & Details

ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM) active ingredient 14%

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)

ACACIA SENEGAL GUM

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

PHENOXYETHANOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high), Occupational hazards (high)

SQUALANE

Concerns: Endocrine disruption (low)

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

COCO-GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Endocrine disruption (low)

CETYL PALMITATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

CAPRYLYL/ CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Endocrine disruption (low)

LECITHIN

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

SODIUM PALMITOYL PROLINE

Concerns: Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

ISOSTEARIC ACID

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

 
 

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