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

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Blistex Medicated Lip Balm, Berry, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Blistex Medicated Lip Balm, Berry, 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 Medicated Lip Balm, Berry, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 5.
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
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
PADIMATE O
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE
(Active Ingredient)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMPHORUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL STEARATEData gaps
Data: None
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CETYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATENone Identified
Data: Fair
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
CANDELILLA CERA (EUPHORBIA CERIFOLIA WAX)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
LANOLIN OILNone 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