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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)

EWG scientists reviewed B. Kamins Laboratories Lip Balm, SPF 20 (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) is 4.
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, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
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
FLAVOR
FLAVOUR/AROMA
Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYBUTENEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
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
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone 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