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Kaja Mood Balm Color Changing Lip Moisturizer, First Thing

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kaja Mood Balm Color Changing Lip Moisturizer, First Thing product label collected on November 20, 2018 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 Kaja Mood Balm Color Changing Lip Moisturizer, First Thing is 4.

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Data last updated: November 2018

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

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

Fair
AKA218
Appeared as: RED 27 (CI 45410:1)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

None

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

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:

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polybutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Squalene, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/Tetraisostearate, Diglyceryl Sebacate/Isopalmitate, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Paraffin, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 27 (CI 45410:1), Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Glyceryl Caprylate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate.

Directions from packaging:

Apply to bare lips for a sheer flush of color, or layer over your favorite lip product to transform its shade and finish.

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