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Herbaliz Lip Balm

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Herbaliz Lip Balm product label collected on April 12, 2019 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 Herbaliz Lip Balm is 3.

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Data last updated: April 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) ESSENTIAL OIL.

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

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

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

Limited

Fair

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD)
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Fair

Limited
LANOLIN OIL
Appeared as: OVIS AIRES (LANOLIN)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) ESSENTIAL OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Beeswax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil* infused with herbs (Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula)*, and Plantago Major (Plantain)*), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cacao) Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil*, Ovis Aires (Lanolin), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), and essential oils of Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit)*, and Mentha Piperita (Peppermint)*. *Certified Organic

Directions from packaging:

Apply to lips as needed.

Warnings from packaging:

Caution: Do not leave in sun or near a heat source. Not for internal use. Rare individuals with both a Type B latex allergy and a nut allergy can react to shea butter.

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