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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2010

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Avon mark The Big Fix 15-in-1 Benefits Balm (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon mark The Big Fix 15-in-1 Benefits 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 Avon mark The Big Fix 15-in-1 Benefits Balm (2010 formulation) is 4.
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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OILContamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYL UNDECYLENATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLSNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ETHYL UNDECYLENATENone Identified
Data: None
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone 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