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Blistex Superfruit Soother Lip Balm, Cloudberry & Acai, SPF 15 (2019 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Blistex Superfruit Soother Lip Balm, Cloudberry & Acai, SPF 15 (2019 formulation) product label collected on April 02, 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 Blistex Superfruit Soother Lip Balm, Cloudberry & Acai, SPF 15 (2019 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: April 2019

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides POOR UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.
  • The FDA does not have enough health & safety data to classify all of the active ingredients as safe & effective.
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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

None

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

None
RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (CLOUDBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

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: Dimethicone 2.0%, Octinoxate 6.6%, Octisalate 4.4%, Inactive Ingredients: Beeswax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Flavor, Isopropyl Myristate, Lanolin, Lanolin Oil, Menthoxypropanediol, Mineral Oil, Ozokerite, Paraffin, Petrolatum, Phenoxyethanol, Polybutene, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Fruit Extract, Saccharin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate

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