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Walgreens Sunscreen Lip Balm, SPF 50 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Walgreens Sunscreen Lip Balm, SPF 50 (2016 formulation) product label collected on April 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 Walgreens Sunscreen Lip Balm, SPF 50 (2016 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: April 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

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)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E ACETATE)

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN CROSSPOLYMER

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM EXTRACT (LEMON)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS GRANDIS EXTRACT (GRAPEFRUIT)

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Cancer (moderate)

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT (POMEGRANATE)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OLEORESIN
Appeared as: OLEORESIN ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS EXTRACT (ROSEMARY)

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT (SAGE)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW BARK) EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT (HORSETAIL)

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINGKO BILOBA EXTRACT

Limited

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

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.

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: Avobenzone 2% (Sunscreen), Octisalate 4% (Sunscreen), Octocrylene 10% (Sunscreen), Oxybenzone 6.0% (Sunscreen). Inactive Ingredients: Ozokerite, Caprylic, Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Diisobutyl Adipate, Cyclomethicone, Adipic Acid, Diethylene Glycol, Glycerin Crosspolymer, PEG-8, Sodium Saccharin, Cetyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Isostearyl Linoleate, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Silica, Propylparaben, BHT, Fragrance, Punica Granatum Extract (Pomegranate), Oleoresin Rosmarinus Officinalis Extract (Rosemary), Salvia Officinalis Extract (Sage), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Gingko Biloba Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Extract (Lemon), Citrus Grandis Extract (Grapefruit), Algae Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract (Calendula)

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally before sun exposure and as needed. Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor. Other Information: May stain fabrics.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. If irritation develops, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Rinse with water if contact occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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