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Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm, Apple a Day (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm, Apple a Day (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 01, 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 Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm, Apple a Day (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985) LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

None
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140) LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

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

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: AROMA (FLAVOR)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7) LAKE
Appeared as: RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7) LAKE
Appeared as: RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

None

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491 CI 77492 CI 77499)

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE
Appeared as: HYDROGENTATED POLYISOBUTENE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited

Fair

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: MAY CONTAIN (/-)

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)

Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
Appeared as: BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163)

Limited
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Polybutene, Petrolatum, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tribehenin, C10 30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Hydrogentated Polyisobutene, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Palmitic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Synthetic Wax, Aroma (Flavor), Benzoic Acid, BHT, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Carmine (CI 75470), Blue 1 Lake (CI 47090), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)

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