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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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B. Kamins Laboratories Lip Balm, SPF 20 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed B. Kamins Laboratories Lip Balm, SPF 20 (2013 formulation) (2013 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 B. Kamins Laboratories Lip Balm, SPF 20 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
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
FLAVOR
FLAVOUR/AROMA
Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE/ DIMETHICONEVINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE/DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE)
ACER SACCHARUM (MAPLE ISOLATE/ISOLAT D'ERABLE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Limited


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