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Murad Environmental Shield City Skin Age Defense Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50

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Top Findings

Overall this product scores poorly and is a bad choice for sun protection. Read more

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Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.

Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

Contains retinyl palmitate, which may damage sun-exposed skin. Read more

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE health concern.

Don't depend on sunscreen alone! Shade and clothing offer much better skin protection. Read more

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 fail the FDA proposed UVA test.

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 2.7%, Zinc Oxide 10.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyurethane-35, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Xanthophyll, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Silica, Tapioca Starch, Sucrose, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491)

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Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)

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

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE

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

DIMETHICONE

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

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

UREA

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

DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMER

Concerns: 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)

PEG-8 DIMETHICONE

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

PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONE

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

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE) active ingredient 2.7%

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 10%

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)

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

BISABOLOL

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

CI 77499

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

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

XANTHOPHYLL

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

BETAINE

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER

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

OCTYLDODECANOL

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

ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade) active ingredient 2.7%

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 10%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE

Concerns: Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation

DIMETHICONE

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

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

POLYURETHANE-35

Concerns: none identified

POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE

Concerns: none identified

AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

XANTHOPHYLL

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources

RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)

Concerns: none identified

BISABOLOL

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions

HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERS

Concerns: none identified

UREA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, Use restrictions

YEAST AMINO ACIDS

Concerns: none identified

TREHALOSE

Concerns: none identified

INOSITOL

Concerns: none identified

TAURINE

Concerns: none identified

BETAINE

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-4

Concerns: none identified

HYDROXYPHENYL PROPAMIDOBENZOIC ACID

Concerns: none identified

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

Concerns: none identified

TAPIOCA STARCH

Concerns: none identified

SUCROSE

Concerns: none identified

PENTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: none identified

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

STEARIC ACID

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMER

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