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SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense, SPF 50

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: titanium dioxide 6%, zinc oxide 5%, Inactive Ingredients: water, dimethicone, isododecane, c12-15 alkyl benzoate undecane, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, nylon-12, caprylyl methicone, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, silica, tridecane, dicaprylyl carbonate, dicaprylyl ether, talc, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, aluminum stearate, pentylene glycol, peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, phenoxyethanol, magnesium sulfate, caprylyl glycol, peg-8 laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, artemia extract, benzoic acid, peg-9

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Ingredient Name & Details

TALC

Concerns: Cancer (high), Use restrictions (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

PEG-8 LAURATE

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

DIMETHICONE

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

DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMER

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

PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE

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

BENZOIC ACID

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

PEG-9

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

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE) active ingredient 6%

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 5%

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)

STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

ALUMINA

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

ISODODECANE

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

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

ISOHEXADECANE

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

NYLON-12

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (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)

ALUMINUM STEARATE

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

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer (low), Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

PROPYLENE CARBONATE

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

 
 

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