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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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MD Formulations Sun Lip Balm, SPF 20

EWG scientists reviewed MD Formulations Sun Lip Balm, SPF 20 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 MD Formulations Sun Lip Balm, SPF 20 is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONE
OXBENZONE
(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
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR SEED) OIL (CASTOR)
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
MELALEUCA ALTEMIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL (TEA TREE)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
OCTYL PALMITATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT (ALOE VERA)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) FRUITNone Identified
Data: Limited
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER WAX
JASMINIUM OFFICINALE FLOWER WAX (JASMINE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL POWDER
CIRUS ARANTIUM DULCIS PEEL EXTRACT (ORANGE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) OIL
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA OIL (VANILLA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA CERA) WAX (CANDELILLA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OII (SAFFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIBEHENINEnhanced skin absorption
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