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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

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius(Safflower) Oleosomes, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polysorbate 80, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate /VP Copolymer, Dimethyl Capramide, Nylon-12, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Gluconic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, BHT, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891)

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Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

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)

CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT

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

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

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

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

POLYSORBATE-80

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

COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

POLYSORBATE-60

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)

BHT

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

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)

DECANAMIDE, N,N-DIMETHYL-

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM MINT) EXTRACT

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (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)

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)

Concerns: Cancer (moderate), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Occupational hazards (high), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

NYLON-12

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

TOCOPHEROL

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

SQUALANE

Concerns: Endocrine disruption (low)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 3%

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

WATER

Concerns: none identified

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)

Concerns: none identified

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

POLYSORBATE-80

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

DECANAMIDE, N,N-DIMETHYL-

Concerns: Use restrictions

NYLON-12

Concerns: Use restrictions

CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT

Concerns: none identified

MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Data gaps

MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) EXTRACT

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions

CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT

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

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources

LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL

Concerns: Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity

LECITHIN

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

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

ALLANTOIN

Concerns: none identified

COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity

SORBITAN SESQUICAPRYLATE

Concerns: none identified

SQUALANE

Concerns: Endocrine disruption

POLYSORBATE-60

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

GLUCONIC ACID

Concerns: none identified

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

SODIUM BENZOATE

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

BHT

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

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

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

PHENOXYETHANOL

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

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards

 
 

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