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

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Melaleuca Sun Shades Lip Balm SPF 15 - Mountain Mint (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Melaleuca Sun Shades Lip Balm SPF 15 - Mountain Mint (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 Melaleuca Sun Shades Lip Balm SPF 15 - Mountain Mint (2010 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ETHYLENE/ VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER
ETHYLENE/VA COPOLYMER
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
MONOAMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZINATE
Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
STEARYL DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
JOJOBA OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ESTERSData gaps
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