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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Lip Balm, Vanilla, SPF 18
Alba Botanica by Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 18
UVA PROTECTION POOR
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY MODERATE
HEALTH CONCERN MODERATE
OTHER CONCERNScontains oxybenzone

This product is found in the following categories

Sunscreen UV Absorbance
Absorbance is the capacity of the sunscreen to absorb UV radiation before it reaches your skin.
Sunscreen Ingredients
OXYBENZONE

5%

PADIMATE O

7.5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months: ask a doctor.
Label warnings: Warnings: For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if skin rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.
Where to purchase
Alba Botanicahttp://www.albabotanica.com

About the ratings

EWG provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other sunscreens. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any.
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Ingredient Hazard Score Concerns
PADIMATE O
active ingredient 7.5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
OXYBENZONE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
CASTOR OIL
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
BEESWAX
Data: Limited
n/a
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Data: Limited
n/a
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
LANOLIN
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Use restrictions
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns ()
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ()

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