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Algenist Alive Prebiotic Balancing Moisturizer, SPF 15

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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 MODERATE 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 13.65%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Coco-Glucoside, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Parachlorella Beijerinckii Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Isostearic Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Algin, Calcium Alginate, Propanediol, Maltodextrin, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride

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Ingredient Name & Details

LACTIC ACID

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

GLYCERYL BEHENATE

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SODIUM BENZOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM) active ingredient 13.7%

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)

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

PROPANEDIOL

Concerns: Cancer (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE

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

COCO-GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (low)

GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

CALCIUM ALGINATE

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

 
 

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