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ChapStick Moisturizer Lip Balm, Green Apple, SPF 15

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the ChapStick Moisturizer Lip Balm, Green Apple, SPF 15 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 ChapStick Moisturizer Lip Balm, Green Apple, SPF 15 is 3.

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Data last updated: April 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 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

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

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS

Fair

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: 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)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: RED 40 LAKE

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• 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)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: CARNAUBA WAX

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Good
LECITHIN
Appeared as: LECITHIN (SOY)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
C8-C10 TRIGLYCERIDES
Appeared as: MEDIUM-CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES

Good

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL
Appeared as: PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: WHITE WAX

Limited
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 6 LAKE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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

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

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:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%, White Petrolatum 39.6%, Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Artificial Flavors, Benzyl Alcohol, Blue 1 Lake, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Isocetyl Stearate, Isopropyl Lanolate, Lanolin, Lecithin (Soy), Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Mineral Oil, Paraffin, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Red 40 Lake, Saccharin, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Vitamin E Acetate, White Wax, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 10 Lake

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