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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Blistex Lip Protectant, Deep Renewal, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Blistex Lip Protectant, Deep Renewal, 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 Lip Protectant, Deep Renewal, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONEEnhanced 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
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
PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LANOLIN ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE
(Active Ingredient)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR SEED) OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
PTFE (TEFLON)Contamination concerns (PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID)
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECANOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: None
ATELOCOLLAGENNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINENone Identified
Data: None
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATENone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANENone Identified
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