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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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Blistex RPM for Men Lip Protectant, SPF 30 (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Blistex RPM for Men Lip Protectant, SPF 30 (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 RPM for Men Lip Protectant, SPF 30 (2013 formulation) is 5.
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
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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
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
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIETHYLHEXYL ADIPATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE
(Active Ingredient)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MYRISTYL MYRISTATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
ORYZANOLEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL LINOLEATEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Limited
MENTHYL ANTHRANILATE
MERADIMATE 4.8 %
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL STEARATEData gaps
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATENone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYBUTENEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TRIDECYL NEOPENTANOATENone Identified
Data: None
CETYL DIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENENone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None


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