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Data last updated:
August 2013

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Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm (old formulation)

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

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
EUGENOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-8Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
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
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
D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE
CI 15850 (RED 6 LAKE)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MANGANESE VIOLETOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
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
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
POLYBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECANOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BEHENYL BEESWAXUse restrictions
Data: None
STEARYL BEESWAXUse restrictions
Data: None
ISONONYL ISONONANOATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited


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