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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2017

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Pharmagel Sun Therape Face & Body Sunscreen, SPF 35 (2017 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Pharmagel Sun Therape Face & Body Sunscreen, SPF 35 (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 Pharmagel Sun Therape Face & Body Sunscreen, SPF 35 (2017 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
KOJIC ACIDUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption
Data: Limited
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
LACTIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
DIMETHYL MEA
DIMETHYLAMINOETHANOL
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
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
GLYCOLIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
FD&C RED 40
RED 40 (CI 16035)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MYRISTYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 6
YELLOW 6 (CI 15985)
None Identified
Data: Fair
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACIDUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Good
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
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
MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
MORUS ALBA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CYPERUS ROTUNDUS ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (ECHINACEA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBANone Identified
Data: Fair
LIMONIUM GERBERI EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
PLANKTON EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
UNDECYLENIC ACIDOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TARTARIC ACID
TARTRATE
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
CLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
NIACINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) FRUIT EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
UNDECYLENOYL PHENYLALANINEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: Limited
MYRISTYL LAURATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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