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This product contains chemical active ingredient(s) that the FDA does not have enough health safety data to classify as safe and effective: OCTINOXATE, OCTISALATE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5.0%, Zinc Oxide 9.4%; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Diatomaceous Earth, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Carnosine, Maelanin, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Beeswax, Ethylhexylglycerine, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Neopentanoic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, BHT, Phenoxyethanol

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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)

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)

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE

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

BHT

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

ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM) active ingredient 9.4%

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)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH

Concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

HEXYL LAURATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

TOCOPHEROL

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

HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

OCTYLDODECANOL

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

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

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) active ingredient 9.4%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources

DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE

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

HEXYL LAURATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions

CETYL DIMETHICONE

Concerns: Data gaps

ISOPROPYL PALMITATE

Concerns: none identified

CARNOSINE

Concerns: none identified

MELANIN

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

Concerns: Data gaps, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity

BEESWAX

Concerns: none identified

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

SODIUM CHLORIDE

Concerns: none identified

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE

Concerns: none identified

PIVALIC ACID

Concerns: none identified

POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID

Concerns: none identified

PENTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: none identified

OCTYLDODECANOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

BHT

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

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

 
 

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