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Quality Choice, SPF 4 Lip Balm, Cherry

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Quality Choice, SPF 4 Lip Balm, Cherry product label collected on July 05, 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 Quality Choice, SPF 4 Lip Balm, Cherry is 4.

Data last updated: July 2019

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides POOR UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.
  • 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 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
  • Contamination concerns
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Appeared as: PADIMATE-0

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)


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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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: PADIMATE-0 1.5%, WHITE PETROLATUM 44.0%; Inactive Ingredients:


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