EWG scientists reviewed Caribbean Blue Natural Basics Lip Shield, SPF 15 (2008 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 Caribbean Blue Natural Basics Lip Shield, SPF 15 (2008 formulation) is 3.
|RETINOL (VITAMIN A)|
|Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)|
|Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT||Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, TRICLOSAN)|
|Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)|
|PEPPERMINT (MENTHA PIPERITA)||Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions|
|COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL||None Identified|
|LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)||None Identified|
|SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL|
|VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL||None Identified|
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
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