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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: OCTINOXATE, OCTISALATE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 4.40%, Titanium Dioxide 3.50%, Zinc Oxide 2.20%; Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Peg-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract/Extrait D'Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Linoleic Acid, Oryzanol, Squalane, Caffeine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sucrose, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-51, Lecithin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Sodium Pca, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Trehalose, Urea, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Disodium Edta, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, May contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Mica

Score

Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

OCTINOXATE active ingredient 7.5%

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)

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 4.4%

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate)

DIMETHICONE

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

PEG-40 STEARATE

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

UREA

Concerns: Cancer (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate)

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

CHLORPHENESIN

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

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE) active ingredient 3.5%

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 2.2%

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)

PROPANEDIOL

Concerns: Cancer (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

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

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

LECITHIN

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

ALUMINA

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

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)

CI 77499

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

MICA

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

OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

BEHENYL ALCOHOL

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

POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

SQUALANE

Concerns: Endocrine disruption (low)

CAFFEINE

Concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

SODIUM PCA

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE

Concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Occupational hazards (high)

OCTINOXATE active ingredient 7.5%

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 4.4%

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade) active ingredient 3.5%

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) active ingredient 2.2%

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation

WATER

Concerns: none identified

OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

DIMETHICONE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

PROPANEDIOL

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

BEHENYL ALCOHOL

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

PEG-40 STEARATE

Concerns: Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

PHENYL TRIMETHICONE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE

Concerns: none identified

HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

LINOLEIC ACID

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

ORYZANOL

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

SQUALANE

Concerns: Endocrine disruption

CAFFEINE

Concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation

HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

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

SUCROSE

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions