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Aura Sensory Herb Mint Citrus Natural Lip Balm (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aura Sensory Herb Mint Citrus Natural Lip Balm (2016 formulation) product label collected on May 20, 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 Aura Sensory Herb Mint Citrus Natural Lip Balm (2016 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: May 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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: ORANGE OIL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ROSEMARY OIL

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDIN OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: SPEARMINT OIL

Limited
ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) OIL
Appeared as: ANISE OIL

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL
Appeared as: GINGER OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
ALPINIA GALANGA (THAI GALANGAL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GALANGAL EXTRACT

None

Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: STEVIA LEAF EXTRACT

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:

Beeswax, Organic Coconut oil, Organic Castor Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Orange Oil, Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Lavandin Oil, Spearmint Oil, Anise Oil, Ginger Oil, Geranium Oil, Galangal Extract, Clary Sage Extract, Stevia Leaf Extract

Directions from packaging:

Apply as needed to lips.

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