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Blue Lizard Sport Mineral Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50+

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CATEGORY

recreational sunscreens

BRAND

Blue Lizard

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 24, 2023

Health Concerns

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • HIGH
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Efficacy Concerns

  • Caution We have flagged this product with 4 concerns
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    Mineral sunscreen sprays may contain small particles which can damage lungs if inhaled. Read more

    Sunscreens can break down while still in the bottle. To be safe dispose of products when the mixture clumps or separates.

  • low
    UVA/UVB Balance

Ingredient Scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

TETRAFLUOROPROPENE
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS Cancer (moderate), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high), Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Use restrictions (high), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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ZINC OXIDE(SUNSCREEN GRADE) active ingredient 24%
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Ecotoxicology (low), Occupational hazards (moderate), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Cancer (low), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Use restrictions (high), Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high), Occupational hazards (high)
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C9-12 ALKANE
Data Availability: None
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CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE
Data Availability: Limited
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DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER-3
Data Availability: None
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DI-PPG-3-MYRISTYL ETHER ADIPATE
Data Availability: None
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DUNALIELLA SALINA EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Data Availability: None
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PONGAMIA GLABRA SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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QUATERNIUM-90
Data Availability: None
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QUATERNIUM-90 SEPIOLITE
Data Availability: None
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TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredients from label

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 24%. Inactive Ingredients: Butyloctyl Salicylate, C9-12 Alkane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Diisopropyl Adipate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Di-PPG-3 Myristyl Ether Adipate, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite, Quaternium-90 Sepiolite, Tetrafluoropropene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

Unknown:

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.



Understanding scores

Not all sunscreen products are the same when it comes to sun protection and ingredient health hazards. The scoring system for EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens is designed to help the public find products that are safer, avoid ingredients of concern, and are more effective in reducing potential health harms from ultraviolet A and B exposure.

Every product in the guide gets a hazard and efficacy rating. The top scoring products have both a low hazard rating and an excellent UVA/UVB balance rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. Beyond this 1 to 10 ranking, the EWG VERIFIED® mark on a sunscreen means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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EWG VERIFIED

Beyond the hazard score, the EWG VERIFIED® mark on a sunscreen indicates that a sunscreen company’s ingredient disclosures show the product has met our full criteria to ensure it adheres to our strictest standards for efficacy, ingredient safety and transparency.


TIPS

Sunscreen alone
is not enough

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Wear clothes

Shirts, hats, shorts and pants shield your skin from the sun’s UV rays, reducing burn risk.

Plan around the sun

Go outdoors in early morning or late afternoon when the sun is lower in the sky.

Find shade - or make it

Picnic under a tree or take a canopy to the beach. Keep infants in the shade, reducing the risk of multiple burns by 30%.


Don’t get burned

Red, sore, blistered skin means you’ve gotten far too much sun.

Sunglasses are essential

Not just a fashion accessory, sunglasses protect your eyes from UV radiation.

Check UV index

The UV Index provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent sun overexposure.