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Raw Elements USA Lip Rescue, SPF 30 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Raw Elements USA Lip Rescue, SPF 30 (2016 formulation) product label collected on April 12, 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 Raw Elements USA Lip Rescue, SPF 30 (2016 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: April 2016

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
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Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HEMP SEED OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

Fair

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

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: ALL NATURAL MANGO BUTTER

Limited

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALL NATURAL ROSEMARY OIL EXTRACT

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: ALL NATURAL VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 23% Natural Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Green Tea, Organic Black Tea, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, All Natural Mango Butter, Organic Beeswax, All Natural Rosemary Oil Extract, All Natural Vitamin E ***All Ingredients Marked Organic Are Certified Organic.

Directions from packaging:

* apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure * reapply: * after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating * immediately after towel drying * at least every 2 hours * Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: * limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. * wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses * children under 6 months: Ask a doctor

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 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 product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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