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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2016

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Ojas Sun Essential Body Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2016 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Ojas Sun Essential Body Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2016 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 Ojas Sun Essential Body Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2016 formulation) is 5.
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
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
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
PEG-8Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
ORGANIC ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CYCLOHEXASILOXANE
CYCLOHEXACILOXANE
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
ORGANIC CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
PHYSALIS ANGULATA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
5,9,13,17-NONADECATETRAEN-2-ONE, 6,10,14,18-TETRAMETHYL-
TEPRENONE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) EXTRACT
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ARTEMISIA VULGARIS (MUGWORT) EXTRACT
ARTEMISIA VULGARIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4None Identified
Data: None
LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM MERISTEM CELL CULTURENone Identified
Data: None
PLANKTON EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
MICROCOCCUS LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGONUM AVICULARE (KNOTWEED) EXTRACT
POLYGONUM AVICULARE EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN OLEATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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