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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50

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Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more

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, OXYBENZONE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.7%, Homosalate 9%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 9%, Oxybenzone 4.5%, Inactive Ingredients:, Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Caprylyl Methicone, Disopropyl Adipate, Silica, Dicaprylyl, Carbonate, Dimethicone, Polyurethane-62, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Pentylene Glycol, Aluminum Starch, Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Acryloyldimethytlaurate/VP, Crosspolymer, Acrylates/ Dimethicone Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance, Chlorphenesin, Menthyl Lactate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodiuum EDTA, Trideceth-6, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Violet 2, Blue 1

Score

Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 4.5%

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

FRAGRANCE

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

CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)

Concerns: Use restrictions (high), Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate), Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 9%

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 9%

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)

CHLORPHENESIN

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

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2.7%

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)

ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ACRYLAMIDE/VP COPOLYMER

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

D&C VIOLET NO. 2 (CI 60725)

Concerns: Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (high), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)

ALCOHOL DENATURED

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

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE

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

HYDROXYACETOPHENONE

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

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

TRIDECETH-6

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

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2.7%

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

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 9%

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 9%

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

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 4.5%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

ALCOHOL DENATURED

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

CAPRYLYL METHICONE

Concerns: none identified

DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE

Concerns: none identified

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

Concerns: none identified

DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE

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

DIMETHICONE

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

POLYURETHANE

Concerns: none identified

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

HYDROXYACETOPHENONE

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

PENTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: none identified

ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

Concerns: Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

FRAGRANCE

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

CHLORPHENESIN

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

MENTHYL LACTATE

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

TRIDECETH-6

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

HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID

Concerns: none identified

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

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

D&C Violet No. 2 (CI 60725)

Concerns: Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

CI 42090 (FD&C Blue No. 1 or D&C Blue No. 4)

Concerns: Endocrine disruption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ANILINE, CADMIUM (pyrophoric)), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions

 
 

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