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Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Lip Balm

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Lip Balm product label collected on May 31, 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 Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Lip Balm is 1.

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Data last updated: May 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: AVOCADO OIL

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

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

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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:

Vegetable Oil, Lanolin Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vitamin E

Directions from packaging:

Smooth liberally onto the lips as needed, especially in dry, cold or windy weather.

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