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Data last updated:
August 2013

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Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm

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lip balm
EWG scientists reviewed Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm 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 Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
EUGENOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-8Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
D&C RED 27 LAKE
CI 45410 (RED 27 LAKE)
None Identified
Data: None
MANGANESE VIOLETEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE
CI 15850 (RED 6 LAKE)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYBUTENEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECANOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: None
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BEHENYL BEESWAXUse restrictions
Data: None
STEARYL BEESWAXUse restrictions
Data: None
ISONONYL ISONONANOATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATENone Identified
Data: None
VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLENE/ PROPYLENE/ STYRENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
BUTYLENE/ ETHYLENE/ STYRENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA) WAX
None Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
CANDELILLA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) WAX
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair


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