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Alchimie Forever Protective Day Cream, SPF 23

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Overall this product poses a moderate concern for sun protection or ingredient safety. Read more

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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.

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Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely pass the FDA proposed UVA test.

The FDA does not have enough health and safety data to classify 4 active ingredients in this product as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, HOMOSALATE, OCTISALATE, OCTOCRYLENE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Homosalate 7%, Octocrylene 7%, Octisalate 5%, Avobenzone 3%, Inactive Ingredients : Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Butyloctyl Salicylate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Gluconolactone, Dea-Cetyl Phospate, Triethanolamine, PEG-100 Strearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance/Parfum, Heyxl Cinnamal, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal

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Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 7%

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 7%

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 5%

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

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 3%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

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

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE

Concerns: Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation

DIMETHICONE

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

GLUCONOLACTONE

Concerns: none identified

DEA-CETYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Use restrictions

TRIETHANOLAMINE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions

PEG-100 STEARATE

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

GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

Concerns: Ecotoxicology

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

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

SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL

Concerns: none identified

VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE

Concerns: none identified

SODIUM BENZOATE

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

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

XANTHAN GUM

Concerns: none identified

FRAGRANCE

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

HEXYL CINNAMAL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity

LINALOOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity

LILIAL

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions

CITRONELLOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

LIMONENE

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions

HYDROXYCITRONELLAL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions

 
 

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