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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, OCTINOXATE, OCTOCRYLENE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.5%, OCTINOXATE 6.0%, Octocrylene 1.8%; Inactive Ingredients: OCTYLDODECANOL, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, CETYL PALMITATE, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE, WATER, GLYCERIN, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, GLYCERYL GLUCOSIDE, C20-40 ALKYL STEARATE, BEESWAX, FRAGRANCE

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Ingredient Name & Details

FRAGRANCE

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

OCTINOXATE active ingredient 6%

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 1.8%

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

MYRISTYL MYRISTATE

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

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2.5%

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

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate), Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

OCTYLDODECANOL

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

MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

CETYL PALMITATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

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

C20-40 ALKYL STEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2.5%

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

OCTINOXATE active ingredient 6%

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 1.8%

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions

OCTYLDODECANOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)

Concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

CASTOR OIL

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

CETYL PALMITATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

MYRISTYL MYRISTATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions

POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

WATER

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

CETEARYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX

Concerns: none identified

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

Concerns: Use restrictions

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

Concerns: Cancer, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions

GLYCERYL GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: none identified

C20-40 ALKYL STEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

BEESWAX

Concerns: none identified

FRAGRANCE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

 
 

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