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

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Buttercup & Jake Strawberry Smoothie Lip Balm (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Buttercup & Jake Strawberry Smoothie Lip Balm (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 Buttercup & Jake Strawberry Smoothie Lip Balm (2009 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FLAVOR
(ORGANIC)
Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Cancer
Data: Fair
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
JOJOBA OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
HONEYInnocuous
Data: Robust


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