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Paula's Choice Resist Skin Restoring Moisturizer, SPF 50

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Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. 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, OCTINOXATE, OCTISALATE, OXYBENZONE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 5%, Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 5%, Oxybenzone 5%; Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Silica, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Allantoin, Niacinamide, Tocopherol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Atractylodes Macrocephala Root Powder), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Mahonia Aquifolium Root Extract, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Sarcosine, Capryloyl Glycine, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethiconol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Hexylene Glycol, 4-T-Butylcyclohexanol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin

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Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 5%

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)

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)

GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 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)

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 5%

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

DIMETHICONE

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

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE

Concerns: Cancer (low), Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (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)

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)

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

TOCOPHEROL

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

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

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

CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

HEXYLENE GLYCOL

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

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 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 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, Use restrictions

WATER

Concerns: none identified

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

CETEARYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

DIMETHICONE

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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

PENTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: none identified

POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: none identified

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE

Concerns: Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation

PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMER

Concerns: none identified

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

Concerns: Use restrictions

ALLANTOIN

Concerns: none identified

NIACINAMIDE

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

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

ATRACTYLOIDES MACROCEPHALA ROOT EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

COFFEE EKISU

Concerns: none identified

MAHONIA AQUIFOLIUM ROOT EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE

Concerns: none identified

SARCOSINE

Concerns: none identified