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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2009

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MoonEssence Lip Balm - Spearmint (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed MoonEssence Lip Balm - Spearmint (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 MoonEssence Lip Balm - Spearmint (2009 formulation) is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ZINC OXIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
CASTER OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E OIL
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
(ORGANIC)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
(DISTILLED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)None Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
(ORGANIC)
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