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Paula's Choice Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex Lotion, SPF 30

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Caution

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Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more

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

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: AVOBENZONE, HOMOSALATE, OCTISALATE, OCTOCRYLENE, OXYBENZONE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone, 3.0%, Homosalate, 4.0%, Octisalate, 4.0%, Octocrylene, 2.0%, Oxybenzone, 3.0%; Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Picea Abies (Spruce) Wood Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Titanium Dioxide, Bentonite, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

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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)

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 3%

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)

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 4%

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

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

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 4%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 2%

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)

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

CHLORPHENESIN

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

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)

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)

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)

CI 77004

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

SODIUM POLYACRYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

TOCOPHEROL

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

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

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

ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

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 4%

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 4%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 2%

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

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 3%

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

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMER

Concerns: none identified

SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE

Concerns: Data gaps

CETEARYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

DIMETHICONE

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

GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Data gaps

RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)

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

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

PICEA ABIES (NORWAY SPRUCE) OIL

Concerns: none identified

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

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

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards

BENTONITE

Concerns: Use restrictions

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

SODIUM POLYACRYLATE

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

CHLORPHENESIN

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

 
 

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