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

Sunscreens can break down while still in the bottle. To be safe dispose of products when the mixture clumps or separates.

This product contains chemical active ingredient(s) that the FDA does not have enough health safety data to classify 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, Beeswax, Isohexadecane, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Score

Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

PROPYLPARABEN

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (high), Ecotoxicology (low)

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

METHYLPARABEN

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

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)

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)

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)

TOCOPHEROL

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

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER

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

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

BEESWAX

Concerns: none identified

ISOHEXADECANE

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

SODIUM CHLORIDE

Concerns: none identified

HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

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

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

Concerns: none identified

TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE

Concerns: none identified

DIMETHICONE

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

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER

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

SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Data gaps

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

METHYLPARABEN

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

PROPYLPARABEN

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

 
 

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