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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Bare Escentuals Lip Guard, SPF 15 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Bare Escentuals Lip Guard, SPF 15 (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 Bare Escentuals Lip Guard, SPF 15 (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade < 100nm)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT OIL
LEMON (CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM) OIL
Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
LIME (CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA) OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
D&C RED 33 LAKEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 40 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 40 LAKE
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 30 LAKEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 27 LAKENone Identified
Data: None
D&C RED 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 6 LAKE
None Identified
Data: None
D&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE
None Identified
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
D&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 6 LAKE
None Identified
Data: None
TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYBUTENEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
D&C RED 28 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 28 LAKE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 36 LAKEUse restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKEUse restrictions
Data: None
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2None Identified
Data: None
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: None
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL
GRAPEFRUIT (CITRUS GRANDIS) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
SILICA SILYLATENone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENENone Identified
Data: Limited
METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
C18-36 ACID TRIGLYCERIDENone Identified
Data: None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
TRIDECYL STEARATENone Identified
Data: None
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair


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