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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Nivea Lip Care A Kiss Of Recovery, Medicated Lip Care, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Nivea Lip Care A Kiss Of Recovery, Medicated Lip Care, 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 Nivea Lip Care A Kiss Of Recovery, Medicated Lip Care, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), 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
MYRISTYL MYRISTATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR SEED) OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Limited
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECANOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
POLYDECENENone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2None Identified
Data: None
C20-40 ALKYL STEARATENone Identified
Data: None
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
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