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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, OCTISALATE, OCTOCRYLENE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 7.5%; Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Glycerin, Tribehenin, Alcohol denat, Dimethicone, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Cetearyl glucoside, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter, Ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium cetyl phosphate, Methylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Butylene glycol, Dimethiconol, Propylene glycol, Xanthan gum, Tocopheryl acetate, Ascorbyl glucoside, Ethylparaben, Retinyl palmitate, Hydrolyzed rice protein, Tetrasodium EDTA, T-butyl alcohol, Panax ginseng root extract, Dimethylmethoxy chromanol, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) extract, Potassium hydroxide, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Morus alba leaf extract, Silica, Isopropyl myristate, Sodium benzoate, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Palmitoyl tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7

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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)

FRAGRANCE

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

POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

Concerns: Use restrictions (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Occupational hazards (high)

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

METHYLPARABEN

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate)

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 7.5%

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

DIMETHICONE

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

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

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

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

ETHYLPARABEN

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (moderate)

POLYSORBATE-20

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

SODIUM BENZOATE

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

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 3%

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

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN

Concerns: Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

TETRASODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Occupational hazards (high)

T-BUTYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

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)

TRIBEHENIN

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

ALCOHOL DENATURED

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE

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

TOCOPHEROL

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

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 3%

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

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

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 7.5%

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions

WATER

Concerns: none identified

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

TRIBEHENIN

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

ALCOHOL DENATURED

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

DIMETHICONE

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

ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

Concerns: Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

Concerns: Use restrictions

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: none identified

METHYLPARABEN

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

FRAGRANCE

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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

DIMETHICONOL

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

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

XANTHAN GUM

Concerns: none identified

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE

Concerns: none identified

ETHYLPARABEN

Concerns: Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN

Concerns: Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

TETRASODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards

T-BUTYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

DIMETHYLMETHOXY CHROMANOL

Concerns: none identified

MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

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

CARBOMER

Concerns: none identified

POLYSORBATE-20

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

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

Concerns: none identified

ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

SODIUM BENZOATE

Concerns: Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1

Concerns: none identified

PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7

Concerns: none identified

 
 

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