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Equate Beauty Ultra Light Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100

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Top Findings

Overall this product scores poorly and is a bad choice for sun protection. 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 POOR balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

SPF values above 50 offers a false sense of security. Read more

Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE health concern.

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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 5 active ingredients in this product as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, HOMOSALATE, OCTISALATE, OCTOCRYLENE, OXYBENZONE

This product exceeds the FDA proposed maximum labeled SPF of 60+.

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 15.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 10.0%, Oxybenzone 6.0%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, SILICA, BEESWAX, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CANOLA OIL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, DISODIUM EDTA, TRIETHANOLAMINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE

Score

Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 6%

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)

FRAGRANCE

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

TRIETHANOLAMINE

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

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 15%

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)

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 10%

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

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)

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)

ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

CANOLA OIL

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE

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 15%

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 10%

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

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 6%

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

STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

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

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE

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

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

Concerns: none identified

BEESWAX

Concerns: none identified

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)

ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER

Concerns: none identified

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

CANOLA OIL

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

Concerns: none identified

DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE

Concerns: Data gaps, Use restrictions

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

TRIETHANOLAMINE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), 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

FRAGRANCE

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

 
 

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