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Lush Lip Balm, Key Lime Pie

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lush Lip Balm, Key Lime Pie product label collected on January 30, 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 Lush Lip Balm, Key Lime Pie is 4.

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Data last updated: January 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR

Limited

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

None

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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

• 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

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: ALMOND OIL (PRUNUS DULCIS)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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

Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: CANDELILLA WAX (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS)

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

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER WAX (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED) WAX

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGAN OIL (ARGANIA SPINOSA)

Fair
GLUCOSE
Appeared as: GLUCOSE SYRUP

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
D&C YELLOW 10 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 10 LAKE

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

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Coconut Wax (Cocos Nucifera), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Sunflower Wax (Helianthus Annuus Seed Wax), Lime Oil (Citrus Aurantifolia), Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa), Glucose Syrup, Cetearyl Alcohol, Flavor, Sicilian Red Mandarin Oil (Citrus Nobilis), Citral, Limonene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Yellow 10 Lake, Blue 1 Lake

Directions from packaging:

Smooth onto lips as often as necessary for soft, lickable lips.

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