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Data last updated:
March 2009

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theBalm BalmShelter, SPF 17, Tinted Gloss, Girl Next Door (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed theBalm BalmShelter, SPF 17, Tinted Gloss, Girl Next Door (2009 formulation) 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 theBalm BalmShelter, SPF 17, Tinted Gloss, Girl Next Door (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CI 77499Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 27 LAKE
RED 27 LAKE (CI 45410)
None Identified
Data: None
D&C RED 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850 2)
None Identified
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
D&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 19140)
None Identified
Data: None
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHYLENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 7 LAKE
RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850 1)
Use restrictions
Data: None
BUTYLENE/ ETHYLENE/ STYRENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ETHYLENE/ PROPYLENE/ STYRENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTER
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS ESTERS (JOJOBA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CI 77492None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENENone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENENone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (JOJOBA)
None Identified
Data: Limited


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