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EltaMD Skin Care UV Daily Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen Lotion, Tinted, SPF 40

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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, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyether-1, Citric Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxide, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate

Score

Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

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)

PETROLATUM

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Contamination concerns (PAHS)

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM) active ingredient 9%

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)

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE

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

CITRIC ACID

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

OLETH-3 PHOSPHATE

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

CI 77499

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

POLYISOBUTENE

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE

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

OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

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

PETROLATUM

Concerns: Contamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

ISOPROPYL PALMITATE

Concerns: none identified

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE

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

DIMETHICONE

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

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)

POLYETHER-1

Concerns: none identified

CITRIC ACID

Concerns: 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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Concerns: none identified

TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE

Concerns: none identified

IRON OXIDES

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

ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE

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

OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

 
 

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