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Moon Valley Organics Herbal Lip Balm, Velvety Vanilla

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Moon Valley Organics Herbal Lip Balm, Velvety Vanilla product label collected on December 07, 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 Moon Valley Organics Herbal Lip Balm, Velvety Vanilla is 4.

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Data last updated: December 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
Appeared as: COMFREY

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM)
Appeared as: LEMON BALM

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT
Appeared as: LICORICE ROOT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SAFFLOWER OIL

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: NATURAL VITAMIN E MADE FROM SUNFLOWERS

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

ORGANIC SAFFLOWER OIL, ORGANIC BEESWAX, ORGANIC CALENDULA, ORGANIC COMFREY, ORGANIC LEMON BALM, ORGANIC LICORICE ROOT, ORGANIC LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL, ORGANIC VANILLA FLAVORING AND NATURAL VITAMIN E MADE FROM SUNFLOWERS.

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