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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2017

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Zelens Body Defense Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2017 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Zelens Body Defense Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2017 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 Zelens Body Defense Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
CITRUS LIMON PEEL OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PINUS STROBUS (WHITE PINE) BARK EXTRACT
PINUS STROBUS BARK EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA PEEL OIL DISTILLED
Use 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
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATENone Identified
Data: None
DICAPRYLYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYESTER-7None Identified
Data: None
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
PERILLA FRUTESCENS LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS (HUANG QI) ROOT EXTRACT
ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) LEAF EXTRACT
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYPODIUM LEUCOTOMOS ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SEDUM ROSEA (RHODIOLA ROSEA) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SILYBUM MARIANUM (LADY'S THISTLE) EXTRACT
SILYBUM MARIANUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBANone Identified
Data: Fair
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLSNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CITRUS BERGAMIA MELAROSA PEEL OIL EXPRESSEDNone Identified
Data: None
JUNIPERUS MEXICANA WOOD OILNone Identified
Data: None
CORIANDER SEED OIL
CORIANDRUM SATIVUM SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROOT OIL
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) SEED OIL
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
FERULA KOKANICA RESIN OILNone Identified
Data: None
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
NUTMEG OIL
MYRISTICA FRAGRANS FRUIT OIL (NUTMEG)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
SALVIA SCLAREA FLOWER OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
THYMUS VULGARIS OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) LEAF OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM LEAF OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited


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