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Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Blistex Fruit Smoothies Lip Protectant, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Blistex Fruit Smoothies Lip Protectant, 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 Fruit Smoothies Lip Protectant, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 7.
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
RETINYL PALMITATE POLYPEPTIDEBiochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)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
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
UNSPECIFIED EXTRACTS
FRUIT EXTRACTS
Miscellaneous
Data: None
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
BIS-PEG-12 DIMETHICONE BEESWAXContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
D&C YELLOW 10None Identified
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE
(Active Ingredient)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MYRISTYL MYRISTATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
D&C RED 30 LAKEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATENone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYBUTENEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
C20-40 PARETH-3Use restrictions
Data: None
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANTOTHENIC ACID POLYPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
SUCRALOSENone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
TRIDECYL NEOPENTANOATENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENENone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILData gaps
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIISONONANOINEnhanced skin absorption
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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