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Balmex

Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by Balmex

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABEN1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCE2 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)1 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHOLECALCIFEROL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PETROLATUM1 productsContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABEN1 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE1 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OIL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE1 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE2 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACID1 productsData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SYNTHETIC BEESWAX1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENE1 productsData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
TOCOPHEROL1 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASPARTATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM ASPARTATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL AMINO ACIDS1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
OENOTHERA BIENNIS SEED EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACACIA FARNESIANA FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SARCOSINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
WATER1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this brand. The brand may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this brand that have used the ingredient.



About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. 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. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer