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EWG rating for Heroes Beauty Brightening Day Protection, SPF 50






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Heroes Beauty Brightening Day Protection, SPF 50

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About the Product
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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, HOMOSALATE, OCTINOXATE, OCTISALATE


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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 10.0%, Octinoxate 5.0%, Octisalate 10.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Oligopeptide-68, Phospholipids, Ceteth-20, Steareth-2, Carbomer, Hexylresorcinol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Oleate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dipropylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)

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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)

FRAGRANCE

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

OCTINOXATE active ingredient 5%

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

OCTISALATE active ingredient 10%

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

GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT

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

HOMOSALATE active ingredient 10%

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

DIMETHICONE

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (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)

PEG-100 STEARATE

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

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

CETETH-20

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

STEARETH-2

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

SALICYLIC ACID

Concerns: Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (high), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

BENZOIC ACID

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

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), Endocrine disruption (low), Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

TOCOPHEROL

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

ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)

Concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

GLYCERIN

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL

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

CITRIC ACID

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate)

SORBIC ACID

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

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

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

SILICA, AMORPHOUS

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

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (low)

GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

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

SODIUM PALMITOYL PROLINE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

OCTYLDODECANOL

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

CARBOMER

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

CETYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

STEARYL ALCOHOL

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

SODIUM OLEATE

Concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

DEHYDROACETIC ACID

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Occupational hazards (high)

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


Wear clothes

Plan around the sun

Don't get burned

Wear sunglasses

Find Shade

Bring Shade
 
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