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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Tangerine Lip Balm, SPF 18 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Tangerine Lip Balm, SPF 18 (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 Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum Tangerine Lip Balm, SPF 18 (2012 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 3
(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
PADIMATE O
ETHYLHEXYL DIMETHYL PABA
(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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) 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