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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk, SPF 60

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Top Findings

Overall this product poses a moderate concern for sun protection or ingredient safety. 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 GOOD UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

SPF values above 50 offers a false sense of security. 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 pass the FDA proposed UVA test.

The FDA does not have enough health and safety data to classify 4 active ingredients in this product as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, HOMOSALATE, OCTISALATE, OCTOCRYLENE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: AVOBENZONE 3%, HOMOSALATE 10%, OCTISALATE 5%, OCTOCRYLENE 7%, Inactive Ingredients: WATER, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL DENAT, POLY C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, TRISILOXANE, ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PEG-8 LAURATE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, TOCOPHEROL, INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE, DISODIUM EDTA, P-ANISIC ACID, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, XANTHAN GUM, CASSIA ALATA LEAF EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, SODIUM DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE

Score

Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

TRIETHANOLAMINE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 10%

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)

PEG-8 LAURATE

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 7%

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)

PEG-100 STEARATE

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

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

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

STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

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

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

TRISILOXANE

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

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

ALCOHOL DENATURED

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

ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

TOCOPHEROL

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

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

P-ANISIC ACID

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SODIUM DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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 10%

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 7%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

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

DIMETHICONE

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

POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE

Concerns: none identified

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

ALCOHOL DENATURED

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

POLY C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE

Concerns: none identified

CAPRYLYL METHICONE

Concerns: none identified

TRISILOXANE

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

ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER

Concerns: none identified

DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE

Concerns: none identified

PEG-100 STEARATE

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

GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: none identified

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

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

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

Concerns: none identified

PEG-8 LAURATE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

TRIETHANOLAMINE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE

Concerns: none identified

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

P-ANISIC ACID

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources

CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

XANTHAN GUM

Concerns: none identified

CASSIA ALATA LEAF EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

MALTODEXTRIN

Concerns: none identified

SODIUM DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions

 
 

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