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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

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Carmex For-Cold-Sores Lip Balm (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Carmex For-Cold-Sores Lip Balm (2010 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 Carmex For-Cold-Sores Lip Balm (2010 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENOL
(Active Ingredient)
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
UNSPECIFIED WAXES
AND WAX BASE
Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CAMPHOR
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MENTHOL
(Active Ingredient)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER
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