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Kokua Sun Care Hawaiian Natural Zinc Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50

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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 EXCELLENT UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

The ingredients in this product pose a LOW 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: Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 25%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetyl Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate, Galactoarabinan, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, KonaRed Hawaiian Coffee Fruit Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Honey (Noni Honey), Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Juice, Arthrospira Platensis (Hawaiian Spirulina), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Heliantus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis (Cantaloupe) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Butter Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Leaf/Seed Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Heliantus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Plumeria Alba Flower Extract, Kaolin, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid

Score

Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) active ingredient 25%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

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

CAPRIC CAPRYLIC CAPRATE

Concerns: none identified

ALEURITES MOLUCCANUS (KUKUI) SEED OIL

Concerns: none identified

POLYGLYCERYL-2 OLEATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL

Concerns: none identified

CETYL DIMETHICONE

Concerns: Data gaps

MAGNESIUM SULFATE

Concerns: none identified

HYDROGENATED METHYL ABIETATE

Concerns: none identified

GALACTOARABINAN

Concerns: none identified

PROPANEDIOL

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

POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

HONEY

Concerns: none identified

NONI JUICE

Concerns: none identified

ARTHROSPIRA EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN EXTRACT

Concerns: Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions

CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT

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

MUSA SAPIENTUM (PLANTAIN) FRUIT EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

BUTTER

Concerns: none identified

COFFEA ARABICA (ARABIAN COFFEE) EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

KAOLIN

Concerns: none identified

HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL

Concerns: none identified

1,2-HEXANEDIOL

Concerns: none identified

CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID

Concerns: none identified

 
 

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