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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Herpecin-L Lip Balm, SPF 30 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Herpecin-L Lip Balm, SPF 30 (2012 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 Herpecin-L Lip Balm, SPF 30 (2012 formulation) is 6.
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, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
OCTINOXATE
OCTYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
CETYL LACTATEUse restrictions, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
OCTISALATE
OCTYL SALICYLATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TALCUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL LAURATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)
Data: Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
METHYL ANTHRANILATENone Identified
Data: Limited
LYSINE HYDROCHLORIDE
LYSINE HCL
None Identified
Data: Fair
PYRIDOXINE HCLNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS OIL (HYBRID SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair


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