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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Gloss, Girl Scout, SPF 17 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Gloss, Girl Scout, SPF 17 (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 theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Gloss, Girl Scout, SPF 17 (2012 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OCTINOXATE
(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
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
CI 42090Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHYLENE/ PROPYLENE/ STYRENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
BUTYLENE/ ETHYLENE/ STYRENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-3 BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENENone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
D&C RED 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850:2)
None Identified
Data: None
D&C RED 27 LAKE
RED 27 LAKE (CI 45410) (CI 45410)
None Identified
Data: None
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKE
RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850:1)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 15985) (CI 19140)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited


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