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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2007

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Blistex Clear Advance Lip Balm, SPF 30 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Blistex Clear Advance Lip Balm, SPF 30 (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 Blistex Clear Advance Lip Balm, SPF 30 (2009 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOBUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTINOXATE
OCTYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
(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
PETROLATUM
(Active Ingredient)
Contamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
OCTYL SALICYLATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
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
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
HYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: None
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2None Identified
Data: None
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED)None Identified
Data: Fair
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS/ ALEURITES FORDI OIL COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
COCOYL HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEINNone Identified
Data: None
DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NAPHTHALATE
DIETHYLHEXYL NAPHTHALATE
None Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
TETRAHEXYDECYL ASCORBATE
None Identified
Data: None
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone 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