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EltaMD Skin Care UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Lotion, Tinted, SPF 46

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Top Findings

Overall this product poses a moderate concern for sun protection or ingredient safety. Read more

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Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE health concern.

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Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.

The FDA does not have enough health and safety data to classify 1 active ingredient in this product as safe and effective: OCTINOXATE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Zinc oxide 9.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyl Stearate, Iron Oxides, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

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Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) active ingredient 9%

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

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE

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

NIACINAMIDE

Concerns: none identified

OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

POLYISOBUTENE

Concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

PEG-7 TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE COCONUT ETHER

Concerns: none identified

SODIUM HYALURONATE

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

LACTIC ACID

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions

OLETH-3 PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE

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

ISOPROPYL PALMITATE

Concerns: none identified

ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE

Concerns: Data gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions

IRON OXIDES

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

TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE

Concerns: none identified

 
 

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