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theBalm BalmShelter timeBalm Anti-Wrinkle Concealer, Medium/Dark (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the theBalm BalmShelter timeBalm Anti-Wrinkle Concealer, Medium/Dark (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 theBalm BalmShelter timeBalm Anti-Wrinkle Concealer, Medium/Dark (old formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited
DIETHYLHEXYL ADIPATE
Appeared as: DIOCTYL ADIPATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE
Appeared as: TRIDECYL TRIMELITATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX (CARNUABA)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)

None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)

Fair

Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA STEROL (SOYBEAN)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
FOLIC ACID
Appeared as: FOLIC ACID (FOLATE) VITAMIN B12

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Tridecyl Trimelitate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dioctyl Adipate, Isoeicosane, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Carnuaba), Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, C18 36 Acid Glycol Ester, Panthenol, Tribehenin, Ceresin, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Linoleic Acid, Glycine Soja Sterol (Soybean), Phospholipids, Lauroyl Lysine, Folic Acid (Folate) Vitamin B12, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Propyl Gallate, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

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