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Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30

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Top Findings

Overall this product scores well and is a top choice for sun protection. Read more

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

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE health concern.

Don't depend on sunscreen alone! Shade and clothing offer much better skin protection. Read more

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.

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 19%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Sulfate, Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Decylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Eschscholzia Californica Leaf Cell Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract

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Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) active ingredient 19%

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

COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE

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

CETEARYL NONANOATE

Concerns: none identified

ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE

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

ISOPROPYL PALMITATE

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

MAGNESIUM SULFATE

Concerns: none identified

BEESWAX

Concerns: none identified

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

Concerns: none identified

SODIUM CHLORIDE

Concerns: none identified

ISOSTEARIC ACID

Concerns: Data gaps, Ecotoxicology

LECITHIN

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE

Concerns: none identified

POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID

Concerns: none identified

HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

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

DECYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: none identified

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

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

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

Concerns: Cancer, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions

1,2-HEXANEDIOL

Concerns: none identified

CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions

CITRUS RETICULATA FRUIT EXTRACT

Concerns: Use restrictions

CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL OIL

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

MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

MIMOSA TENUIFLORA (MIMOSA) BARK EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

 
 

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