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Aveeno Positively Mineral Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50

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Top Findings

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

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Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.

Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

The ingredients in this product pose a LOW health concern.

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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 21.6%; Inactive Ingredients: OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, POLYETHYLENE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, PARAFFIN, SILICA, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIETHYLHEXANOATE, OZOKERITE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, ADIPIC ACID/DIGLYCOL CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIISOSTEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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Ingredient Name & Details

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM) active ingredient 21.6%

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)

OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

POLYETHYLENE

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

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

PARAFFIN

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE

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

AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

 
 

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