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.
|FRAGRANCE||Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions|
AND WAX BASE
|SALICYLIC ACID||Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions|
|Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER|
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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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