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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Blistex Complete Moisture Lip Balm, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTINOXATE
OCTYLMETHOXYCINNAMATE
(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
SODIUM BORATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIETHYLHEXYL ADIPATE
DIOCTYL ADIPATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE
(Active Ingredient)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
OCTYL PALMITATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE
OCTYL STEARATE
Data gaps
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BEHENOYL STEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
None Identified
Data: None
CHOLESTERYL/ BEHENYL/ OCTYLDODECYL LAUROYL GLUTAMATENone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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