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ChapStick Moisturizer Lip Balm, Green Apple, SPF 15 (2019 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the ChapStick Moisturizer Lip Balm, Green Apple, 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 ChapStick Moisturizer Lip Balm, Green Apple, SPF 15 (2019 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: April 2019

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides GOOD UVA protection and a EXCELLENT balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • 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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (CI 47005) LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 10 LAKE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ZINC, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

None

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985) LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 6 LAKE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035) LAKE
Appeared as: RED 40 LAKE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

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

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

Fair

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

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS

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)

Good
LECITHIN
Appeared as: LECITHIN (SOY)

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

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)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (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)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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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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