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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2015

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Rituals Smooth Operator Caring Lip Balm, SPF 15 (2015 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Rituals Smooth Operator Caring Lip Balm, SPF 15 (2015 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 Rituals Smooth Operator Caring Lip Balm, SPF 15 (2015 formulation) is 3.
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: Good
LIMONENEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
CASTOR (RICINUS COMMUNIS) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE FEROX (CAPE ALOE) LEAF EXTRACT
CAPE ALOE (ALOE FEROX) LEAF EXTRACT
Cancer
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) OIL
EUCALYPTUS (EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS) LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
STEVIA (STEVIA REBAUDIANA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
COCONUT (COCOS NUCIFERA) OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
JOJOBA (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLIVE (OLEA EUROPAEA) FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUS) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
SHEA (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII) BUTTER
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
PEPPERMINT (MENTHE PIPERITA) OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited


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