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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Blistex Silk & Shine Lip Protectant, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Blistex Silk & Shine 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 Silk & Shine 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
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
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
ISOBUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
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
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PPG-5-CETETH-20Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2None Identified
Data: None
ISOSTEAROYL HYDROLYZED SILKNone Identified
Data: None
PANTHENYL ETHYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAOCTANOATE
None Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENENone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Limited
SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: None


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