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SmartShield SPF 30 Sunscreen Gel

Company: SmartShield Sunscreens
10

Health

This product contains no ingredients that raise a health concern.
  • 10

    Human Health Impacts

    This component of GoodGuide’s rating system evaluates the potential impacts of a product on human health. It incorporates a screening-level hazard assessment or nutritional evaluation, as well as other relevant indicators, like the regulatory status of ingredients. If ingredients pose potential health risks or have limited nutritional value, a product's score is lowered. If a product lacks the data needed to conduct a health evaluation, its score is also lowered to provide an incentive for manufacturers to disclose better information.

    Rating: 10 out of 10

    • 10

      Human Health Impacts, Level of Health Concern of Ingredients

      To assign a health hazard score to a product, GoodGuide counts the number of its ingredients that are categorized as low, medium or high concern. Ingredients are placed into these categories based on their number of recognized and suspected health effects, their relative toxic potency, whether they are frequently detected in humans, and whether the basic toxicity testing needed to assess chemical safety has been conducted.

      Rating: 10 out of 10

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    • 10

      Data Adequacy, Ingredient Disclosure

      Characterizing potential human health impacts requires complete information about the specific ingredients in a product. However, there is no current regulatory requirement that companies disclose full ingredients lists for household chemical products (in contrast with personal care products, where disclosure is required). To create an incentive for disclosure, GoodGuide caps a product’s score if it lacks complete ingredient data or lists generic names that do not support chemical-specific evaluations.

      Rating: 10 out of 10

      • 10

        Amount of Ingredient Detail

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        Rating: 10 out of 10

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  • Safe Cosmetics Pledge
    Safe Cosmetics Pledge
    Indicates the manufacturer of this product has signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, pledging to meet or exceed the formulation standards and deadlines set by the European Union cosmetics directive to be free of chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects. Companies also pledge to implement substitution plans that replace hazardous materials with safer alternatives within three years and publicly report their progress in meeting these goals. (www.safecosmetics.org)
  • Coming Clean Campaign Endorsement Status
    Coming Clean Campaign Endorsement Status
    Indicates the manufacturer of this product has endorsed the Organic Consumers Association Coming Clean Campaign. The Coming Clean Campaign encourages the USDA and the personal care product industry “to adopt strict national organic standards for body care products.” These standards include that the “toxicity of each ingredient in the product is minimal, ordinary water is not counted in any shape or form as contributing to organic content, Certified Organic agricultural raw materials are utilized exclusively, versus petroleum or conventional vegetable feed-stocks, in the manufacture of the key basic cleansing and conditioning ingredients, and the manufacture of such ingredients is ecological.” (www.organicconsumers.org)
  • Leaping Bunny Certified
    Leaping Bunny Certified
    Indicates that the manufacturer of this product has been certified as cruelty-free by The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). CCIC's certification, indicated by the Leaping Bunny logo, provides "assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers." To be certified, companies must agree to the Leaping Bunny Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals, a voluntary pledge that "cosmetic, personal care, and/or household product companies make to clear animal testing from all stages of product development. The company's ingredient suppliers make the same pledge and the result is a product guaranteed to be 100 percent free of new animal testing. All Leaping Bunny companies must be open to independent audits, and commitments are renewed on an annual basis." For more information, visit www.leapingbunny.org.
  • ISO 14001
    ISO 14001
    Company rating on whether its facilities have been certified under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001. Certification means the company meets ISO environmental management standards, which require a commitment to minimizing environmental impact and improving environmental performance. To learn more visit www.iso.org. Rating is relative to other companies in the same industry.
  • Member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
    Member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
    Indicates the manufacturer of this product is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Planting of plantations of palm oil, which may be in as many as 1 in 10 cosmetics products, can result in significant deforestation of tropical rainforests and threatens the survival of endangered species such as the orangutan and Sumatran tiger. The RSPO, which was established in 2001, is committed to promoting the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain and open dialogue with its stakeholders. To learn more, visit www.rspo.org.
  • PETA Animal Treatment Assessment
    PETA Animal Treatment Assessment
    Indicates the manufacturer of this product is on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) "Does Not Test on Animals” List. According to PETA, this list includes companies that have stated they do not “conduct any animal tests that are not required by law,” either by signing PETA’s statement of assurance or provided a “statement verifying that they do not conduct or commission any non-required animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and that they pledge not to do so in the future.”
  • EPA Design for the Environment Certified
    EPA Design for the Environment Certified
    Indicates this product has been certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment (DfE) program. The DfE logo on a product means that the DfE scientific review team has screened each ingredient for potential human health and environmental effects and that the product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class. (www.epa.gov)
  • Green America Seal of Approval - Gold Level
    Green America Seal of Approval - Gold Level
    Green America, formerly Co-op America, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to harnessing the economic power of consumers, investors and businesses to promote social justice and environmental sustainability. Green America's Seal of Approval assures you that the business behind this product operates in ways that solve, rather than cause, both environmental and social problems. The certification program recognizes businesses as they make greater progress by awarding Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of the Seal of Approval. These businesses adopt principles, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for their customers, their employees, communities, and the environment. Pioneering businesses who show leadership in their industry and embed social responsibility into the DNA of their company earn Gold level certification. For more information, visit www.greenamerica.org

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SmartShield Sunscreens

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After Sun Product, Sun Care, Personal Care, and Sunscreen SPF 15 and Above. 0 SmartShield Sunscreens products have GoodGuide ratings. See the list »

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