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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2009

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CVS Chap-Block Lip Balm, SPF 4, Cherry (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed CVS Chap-Block Lip Balm, SPF 4, Cherry (2009 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 CVS Chap-Block Lip Balm, SPF 4, Cherry (2009 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PADIMATE O
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
WHITE PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 6Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMPHORUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATENone Identified
Data: Fair
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
OZOKERITE WAXNone Identified
Data: None
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
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