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Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more

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: OCTINOXATE, OXYBENZONE

Before you go outside: You should not rely on sunscreen alone.


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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: OCTINOXATE 7.5%, Oxybenzone 4.0%, ZINC OXIDE 9.1%; Inactive Ingredients: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CETYL DIMETHICONE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, CYCLOMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, DMDM HYDANTOIN, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, POLYETHYLENE, RETINYL PALMITATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TRIETYHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, WATER

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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)

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 4%

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)

DMDM HYDANTOIN

Concerns: Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Use restrictions (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate), Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

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)

CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE

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

DIMETHICONE

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

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM) active ingredient 9.1%

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)

CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE

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

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

Concerns: Cancer (moderate), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Use restrictions (low)

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

POLYETHYLENE

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

Before you go outside: You should not rely on sunscreen alone.


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Plan around the sun

Don't get burned

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Find Shade

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