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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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

EWG scientists reviewed Blistex Complete Moisture Lip Balm, SPF 15 (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 Blistex Complete Moisture Lip Balm, SPF 15 (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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
OCTYLMETHOXYCINNAMATE
(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
SODIUM BORATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIETHYLHEXYL ADIPATE
DIOCTYL ADIPATE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
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
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
OCTYL PALMITATE
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE
OCTYL STEARATE
Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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