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Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture Lotion, SPF 30

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

Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more

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

The ingredients in this product pose a HIGH 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 pass the FDA proposed UVA test.

The FDA does not have enough health and safety data to classify 5 active ingredients in this product as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, HOMOSALATE, OCTINOXATE, OCTISALATE, OXYBENZONE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.00%, Homosalate 6.50%, Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 5.00%, Oxybenzone 2.00%; Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Cocoglycerides, Lauryl Lactate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Ectoin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Tripleurospermum Maritimum Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Ethyl Linoleate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Red 33 (CI 17200)

Score

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)

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 2%

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)

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)

LIMONENE

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Use restrictions (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 6.5%

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)

FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985)

Concerns: Cancer (low), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (high), Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

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

PEG-100 STEARATE

Concerns: 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)

UREA

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

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

ZINC GLUCONATE

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

AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

CHLORPHENESIN

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

LINALOOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

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)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

LAURYL LACTATE

Concerns: Cancer (low), Use restrictions (low)

ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

CETYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

BETAINE

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

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SODIUM PCA

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

PANTHENOL

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (high), Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 3%

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

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 6.5%

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

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 5%

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

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 2%

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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

STEARIC ACID

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE

Concerns: none identified

COCOGLYCERIDES

Concerns: none identified

LAURYL LACTATE

Concerns: Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions

GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

PEG-100 STEARATE

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

ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions

DIMETHICONE

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

CETYL ALCOHOL

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

CETYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

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)

PHOSPHOLIPIDS

Concerns: none identified

RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)

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