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Elemental Herbs All Good Unscented Lip Balm, SPF 20 (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Elemental Herbs All Good Unscented Lip Balm, SPF 20 (2015 formulation) product label collected on April 03, 2015 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 Elemental Herbs All Good Unscented Lip Balm, SPF 20 (2015 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: April 2015

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
Appeared as: COMFREY

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
Appeared as: LAVENDER

Limited
MUSA SAPIENTUM (PLANTAIN)
Appeared as: PLANTAIN

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Limited

Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RASPBERRY SEED OIL

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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: Zinc Oxide 8% (Non-nanoparticle). Ingredients: Organic Calendula**, Organic Comfrey**, Organic Lavender**, Organic Plantain** and Organic Yarrow** Infused in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil**, Organic Beeswax**, Organic Castor Oil**, Raspberry Seed Oil**, Non- GMO Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

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