Banana Boat Natural Reflect Baby Sunscreen Lotion 50 SPF
Zinc Oxide: is an inorganic oxide. It is used as a skin protectant and a sunscreen agent. There appears to be concern over the toxicity of this ingredient. It is considered to be an environmental toxin. It is also considered to be an occupational hazard but only in it is airborne. It is also considered to be a respiratory toxin but again, only in products that are areosolized. So perhaps stay away from a sunscreen that is a spray-on if it contains zinc oxide. It is also considered to be an allergen.
Titanium dioxide: is derived from titanium and oxygen. It is used to impart whiteness in personal care products and absorbs or reflects light which helps to protect the product from deterioration. It is considered to be a medium health priority, with limited evidence of it being a carcinogen. Some studies have shown it to be a positive mutagen.
Water: H2O, the stuff we drink.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: is generally derived from coconut oil. When used in skin care products it helps to moisturize dry skin. It also reduces protein loss when used in hair care products such as shampoo/conditioner. Its general purpose is to improve the feel and spreadability of creams. It is also a suitable carrier for oil infusions among other things. Although coconut oil has been deemed dangerous due to high levels of saturated fats and lauric acid which causes high blood pressure, it does not have the same reputation in personal care products. It has been regarded as safe, even for pregnant woman to use. However, there is a small population of people who still have reactions to this ingredient. One worthy thing to note is this, it can be used as a personal lubricant, however it may cause damage to latex condoms. An interesting piece of information.
Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer: This ingredient appears to be fairly new. I say this because of the lack of information regarding this ingredient. Even the Environmental Working Group doesn't supply any information. According to an MSDS form, it states that this ingredient is safe and does not consist of any harmful ingredients. I will continue to keep and eye out for any information pertaining to this ingredient as time goes on.
Butyloctyl Salicylate: also known as beta hydroxy acid, it is found in the bark of willow trees. It is used as a hair and skin conditioning agent. It is not expected to be toxic to humans or to the environment.
|Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone: this ingredient is a combination of a few different chemicals. it is a silicon based polymer with PEG and PPG. It is used as a skin conditioning agent. It is thought to be a non-reproductive organ toxin. There is also concerns over contamination with other known toxins such as ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane.|
Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone: there appears to be very little information on this ingredient. The Environmental Working Group does not even have a listing on it. The information I could gather states that it is generally used as an emulsifier, and a surfactant. There appears to be great data groups on its toxicity, most sites listing toxicity as an N/A. I will keep my looking into this ingredient and will update my blogs when further information becomes available.
Ozokerite: this ingredient is a wax and is derived from either coal and shale, or petroleum. It is used as a viscosity controlling agent, a binder, and an emulsifier. It is not considered to be toxic to humans or to the environment, nor are they considered to be irritants.
Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene: this is an ingredient that does not have a lot of information available. The Environmental Working Group does not even have information listed. It appears to be a photo-stabilizer. There may be concern regarding this ingredient and cancer, however I was unable to find enough substantial proof of this. At this point it seems as though the general toxicity information is lacking and will require further investigating when more information is made available.
|C30-38 Olefin/Isopropyl Meleate/MA Copolymer: is a copolymer of a few different chemicals. It is used as a viscosity controlling agent and an emulsifying agent. It appears to be of low toxicity, although that could be in part to the lack on research. I had a really hard time finding any information on this ingredient, I am hoping with time and awareness that more information will be available.|
|Sodium Chloride: is your everyday salt. It is not considered to be toxic and is used as a cleansing agent as well as a thickener.