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Alba Botanica Sheer Shield Sunscreen, Sweet Pea, SPF 45

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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.

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

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 10.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 10.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract , Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Lathyrus Odoratus Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (1), Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Citric Acid, Linalyl Acetate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sorbitan Olivate, Squalane, Triethyl Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol (1), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool

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Ingredient Name & Details

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL

Concerns: Cancer (low), 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)

BENZYL ALCOHOL

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

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 10%

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 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)

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

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)

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 3%

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

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Neurotoxicity (low)

CITRIC ACID

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

POTASSIUM SORBATE

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

CETYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

Concerns: Cancer (moderate), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Use restrictions (low)

CETEARYL OLIVATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

LINALYL ACETATE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

SQUALANE

Concerns: Endocrine disruption (low)

ALCOHOL DENATURED

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

 
 

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