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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm, Sheer Pink Tint, SPF 15 (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm, Sheer Pink Tint, SPF 15 (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 Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm, Sheer Pink Tint, SPF 15 (2013 formulation) is 6.
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
PHENOLDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, 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
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
CAMPHORUse restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL LINOLEATEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
D&C RED 6 LAKE
RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850)
Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 7 LAKE
RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)
Use restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) BUTTER
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (ALOE BUTTER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) FRUITNone Identified
Data: Limited
C10-30 CHOLESTEROL/ LANOSTEROL ESTERSNone Identified
Data: None
MEADOWFOAM DELTA-LACTONENone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) BUTTERNone Identified
Data: Limited
PPG-3 BENZYL ETHER MYRISTATENone Identified
Data: None
LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLESNone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
COCOS NUCIFERA OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN TRISTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIBEHENINEnhanced skin absorption
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