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AKT Therapy Lip Balm & Face Stick, SPF 30 (2019 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the AKT Therapy Lip Balm & Face Stick, SPF 30 (2019 formulation) product label collected on June 18, 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 AKT Therapy Lip Balm & Face Stick, SPF 30 (2019 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: June 2019

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.
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Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: NATURAL FLAVOR

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: *CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
CALOPHYLIUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: *CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) OIL

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: *CERA FLAVA (BEESWAX)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: MIXED TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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: Zinc Oxide 13%, Inactive Ingredients: *Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, *Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil, *Cera Flava (Beeswax), *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Natural Flavor, *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)

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