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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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Blistex Moisture Melt Lip Protectant/Sunscreen, SPF 15 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Blistex Moisture Melt Lip Protectant/Sunscreen, SPF 15 (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 Blistex Moisture Melt Lip Protectant/Sunscreen, SPF 15 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation) is 5.
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
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
PETROLATUM
(Active Ingredient)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS/ ALEURITES FORDI OIL COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
C10-30 CHOLESTEROL/ LANOSTEROL ESTERSNone Identified
Data: None
CETYL DIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED COCONUT OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Limited
SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited


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