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Skin Authority Age Defying Moisturizer, SPF 18

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Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more

Contains retinyl palmitate, which may damage sun-exposed skin. Read more

Sunscreens can break down while still in the bottle. To be safe dispose of products when the mixture clumps or separates.

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

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Oxybenzone 6%; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C Ester), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dipropylene Glycol, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Dibenzoate, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cetyl Phosphate, Silica, Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Algae Extract, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Polysilicone-11, Lecithin, Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, PPG-5-Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Centella Asiatica (Hydocotyl) Extract, Echinacea Purpurea (Coneflower) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Squalane, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Linoleate (Vitamin E Linoleate), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Pyridoxine Dipalmitate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pancium Milicaeum (Millet) Seed Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol

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Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)

Concerns: Cancer (moderate), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high), Use restrictions (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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)

DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)

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)

PPG-5-CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE

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

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2%

Concerns: Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (moderate), Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL

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

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

LECITHIN

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

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

Concerns: Cancer (moderate), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Use restrictions (low)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

PANTHENOL

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SQUALANE

Concerns: Endocrine disruption (low)

TOCOPHERYL LINOLEATE

Concerns: Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

STEARYL GLYCYRRHETINATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

TOCOPHEROL

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

ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

HEXYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2%

Concerns: Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions

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

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

TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL

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

DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINE

Concerns: none identified

DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE

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

PPG-15 STEARYL ETHER BENZOATE

Concerns: none identified

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

CETYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

Concerns: none identified

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

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

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

PHENYL TRIMETHICONE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

CYCLOMETHICONE

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

POLYSILICONE-11

Concerns: none identified

LECITHIN

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