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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2015

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La Prairie Sun Protection Face Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2015 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed La Prairie Sun Protection Face Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2015 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for La Prairie Sun Protection Face Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2015 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARETH-2Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-21Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM LACTATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
ALUMINIUM STEARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL METHICONENone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
UNDECYLCRYLENE DIMETHICONE
UNDERCRYLENE DIMETHICONE
None Identified
Data: None
GLYCOPROTEINSNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
BENZYLIDENE DIMETHOXYDIMETHYLINDANONE
BENZYLIDENE DIMETHOXYDIMETHYLIDANONE
None Identified
Data: None
PORPHYRA UMBILICALIS (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT
PORPHYRA UMBILICALIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
PALMARIA PALMATA (DULSE) EXTRACT
PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE
DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLDENEMALONATE
None Identified
Data: None
PELVETIA CANALICULATA (CHANNELLED WRACK) EXTRACT
PELVETIA CANALICULATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HEXYLDECANOLEcotoxicology
Data: None
ALGAE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECYL OLIVATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SEA SALT
SEA WATER (MARIS AQUA)
Innocuous
Data: Robust


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