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Data last updated:
June 2010

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Avon Spring Candy Lip Balm (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon Spring Candy Lip 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 Spring Candy Lip Balm (2010 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
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
D&C RED 30
RED 30/CI 73360
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
D&C ORANGE 5
ORANGE 5/CI 45370
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 6
RED 6/CI 15850
(May Contain)
Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZOIC ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TIN OXIDEEnhanced skin absorption, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
BARIUM SULFATEEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDES
(May Contain)
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
MICA
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 33 LAKE
RED 33 LAKE/CI 17200
(May Contain)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE/CI 42090
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE/CI 19140
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
D&C RED 27 LAKE
RED 27 LAKE/CI 45410
(May Contain)
None Identified
Data: None
POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MANGANESE VIOLET
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CARMINE
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARALKONIUM HECTORITEContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, FREE AMINES)
Data: None
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
D&C RED 6 LAKE
RED 6 LAKE/CI 15850
(May Contain)
Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 28 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 28 LAKE/CI 45410
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C ORANGE 5 LAKE
ORANGE 5 LAKE/CI 45370
(May Contain)
Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 21 LAKE
RED 21 LAKE/CI 45380
(May Contain)
Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C YELLOW 10 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 10 LAKE/CI 47005
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 7 LAKE
(May Contain)
Use restrictions
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 6 LAKE/CI 15985
(May Contain)
Use restrictions
Data: None
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: None
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
(May Contain)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
LANOLIN OILNone 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