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Data last updated:
April 2019

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Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Lotion, Light-Medium, SPF 40

EWG scientists reviewed Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Lotion, Light-Medium, SPF 40 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 Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Lotion, Light-Medium, SPF 40 is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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-60 ALMOND GLYCERIDESOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-60Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SPHINGOLIPIDSUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
TROMETHAMINEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCONUT ALKANESNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
MELATONINNone Identified
Data: Fair
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38None Identified
Data: None
ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OILNone Identified
Data: None
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA)
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHARIDE ISOMERATENone Identified
Data: None
OLEANOLIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES/ CARBAMATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
BIS-ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYDIMETHOXY BENZYLMALONATENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATEData gaps
Data: None
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ISONONYL ISONONANOATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ISOHEXADECANEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
NORDIHYDROGUAIARETIC ACIDMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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