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Badger Tea Tree & Lemon Balm Herbal Lip Care (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Badger Tea Tree & Lemon Balm Herbal Lip Care (old formulation) product label collected on September 13, 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 Badger Tea Tree & Lemon Balm Herbal Lip Care (old formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: September 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) OIL
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF OIL

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Limited
CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) SEED OIL

Limited

None

• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (SUNFLOWER VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

*Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, *Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E), *Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Oil. Organic essential oils contain >0.001% Linalool, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol. * = Certified Organic

Directions from packaging:

Apply to lips as desired.

Warnings from packaging:

Caution: For external use only. Do not apply to damaged skin.

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