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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Carmex Healing Cream Skin Protectant

EWG scientists reviewed Carmex Healing Cream Skin Protectant 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 Carmex Healing Cream Skin Protectant is 6.
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
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CAMPHORUse restrictions
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATEUse restrictions
Data: None
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER (COCOA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
VANILLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ESTERSData gaps
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