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Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion, SPF 30

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.85%, Zinc Oxide 3.12%; Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isononyl Isononanoate), Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glycine Soja Sterols, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Avena Sativa Kernel Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Superoxide Dismutase, Ubiquinone, Ceramide NG, Methicone, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tribehenin, PEG-10 Phytosterol, Sorbitan Stearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alumina, Polysorbate 20, Aluminum Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

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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)

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)

DIMETHICONE

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

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

PEG-10 DIMETHICONE

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

PEG-10 PHYTOSTEROL

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

POLYSORBATE-20

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

CHLORPHENESIN

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

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE) active ingredient 3.9%

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)

ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM) active ingredient 3.1%

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)

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

ALUMINA

Concerns: Cancer (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

ISONONYL ISONONANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

TRIBEHENIN

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

ALUMINUM STEARATE

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

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade) active ingredient 3.9%

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

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) active ingredient 3.1%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

ISONONYL ISONONANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL

Concerns: none identified

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE

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

GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

PEG-100 STEARATE

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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

PENTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: none identified

CETEARYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

DIMETHICONE

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

GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity

VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMER

Concerns: none identified

AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

SODIUM HYALURONATE

Concerns: none identified

ALLANTOIN

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions

TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE

Concerns: none identified

SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE

Concerns: none identified

UBIQUINONE

Concerns: none identified

CERAMIDE 2

Concerns: none identified

METHICONE

Concerns: none identified

PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE 12

Concerns: none identified

PEG-10 DIMETHICONE

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

CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

TRIBEHENIN

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

PEG-10 PHYTOSTEROL

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

SORBITAN STEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID

Concerns: none identified

ALUMINA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

POLYSORBATE-20

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

ALUMINUM STEARATE

Concerns: Data gaps, Multiple, additive exposure sources