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Blistex Ultra-Rich Hydration Dual Layer Lip Protectant, SPF 15 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Blistex Ultra-Rich Hydration Dual Layer Lip Protectant, SPF 15 (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 Blistex Ultra-Rich Hydration Dual Layer Lip Protectant, SPF 15 (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
OXYBENZONE
Appeared as: OXYBENZONE - 3.0 % (SUNSCREEN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: OCTINOXATE - 6.8 % (SUNSCREEN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVORS

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
DIMETHICONE
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE - 2.0 % (LIP PROTECTANT)

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

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

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: , ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

None
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2
Appeared as: BIS-DIGLYCERIN POLYACYLADIPATE-2

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUITITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

Fair

None

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL (OLIVE)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

None

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER

Good

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

Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
Appeared as: TRITICUM VULGARE GERM OIL (WHEAT)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Dimethicone - 2.0 % (Lip Protectant), Octinoxate - 6.8 % (Sunscreen), Oxybenzone - 3.0 % (Sunscreen). Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Alumina, Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Beeswax, Behenyl Alcohol, Bis-Diglycerin Polyacyladipate-2, Blue 1 Lake, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ceresin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Palmitate, Chamomilla Recuitita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Flavors, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isopropyl Myristate, Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Silk, Jojoba Esters, Microcrystalline Wax, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive), Paraffin, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Petrolatum, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Saccharin, Silica, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Wheat)

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposureReapply at least every 2 hoursUse a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweatingChildren under 6 months of age: Ask a doctorOther Information: Protect the product in this container from excessive heat and direct sun.

Warnings from packaging:

Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.For external use only.Do not use on damaged or broken skin.When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove.Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs.Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. .

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