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Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Lotion, SPF 20

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

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE 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.

The FDA does not have enough health and safety data to classify 3 active ingredients in this product as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, OCTISALATE, OCTOCRYLENE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Octisalate 5.00%, Avobenzone 3.00%, Octocrylene 2.70%; Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Yeast Extract/Faex/Extrait De Levure, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Peg-100 Stearate, Trisiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyethylene, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-6, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran) Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Salicylic Acid, Caffeine, Linoleic Acid, Cholesterol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Rna, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Steareth-21, Sucrose, Tromethamine, Di-C12-18 Alkyl Dimonium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Trehalose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol

Score

Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL EXTRACT

Concerns: Use restrictions (high), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

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

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 5%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 2.7%

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)

PEG-100 STEARATE

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

PEG-6

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

SALICYLIC ACID

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

STEARETH-21

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

LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE

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

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

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)

TRISILOXANE

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

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN EXTRACT

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

TROMETHAMINE

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

POLYETHYLENE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

CAFFEINE

Concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

CHOLESTEROL

Concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

CETYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

HEXYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

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

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 3%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 2.7%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

DIMETHICONE

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

YEAST EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

PEG-100 STEARATE

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

TRISILOXANE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: none identified

COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions

POLYETHYLENE

Concerns: Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)