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Walgreens 50 Sensitive Skin 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 POOR 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 fail the FDA proposed UVA test.

The FDA does not have enough health and safety data to classify 1 active ingredient in this product as safe and effective: OCTOCRYLENE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Octocrylene 4.0%, ZINC OXIDE 5.0%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE, DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE, CETYL DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, HEXYL LAURATE, ISOHEXADECANE, BEESWAX, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, SILICA, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM CHLORIDE

Score

Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 4%

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

CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE

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)

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

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)

ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE

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

POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

HEXYL LAURATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

ISOHEXADECANE

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

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

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

HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 4%

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

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) active ingredient 5%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE

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

DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE

Concerns: none identified

CETYL DIMETHICONE

Concerns: Data gaps

POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE

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

HEXYL LAURATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions

ISOHEXADECANE

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

BEESWAX

Concerns: none identified

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

Concerns: Cancer, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions

DIMETHICONE

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

HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

Concerns: Data gaps, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

Concerns: none identified

TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE

Concerns: none identified

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

SODIUM CHLORIDE

Concerns: none identified

 
 

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