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ChapStick Classic Skin Protectant, Spearmint

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the ChapStick Classic Skin Protectant, Spearmint product label collected on August 21, 2018 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 Classic Skin Protectant, Spearmint is 3.

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Data last updated: August 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 LAKE

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: CARNAUBA WAX

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: LIGHT MINERAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: WHITE WAX

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: WHITE PETROLATUM 45.0%; Inactive Ingredients: ARACHIDYL PROPIONATE, BLUE 1 LAKE, CARNAUBA WAX, CETYL ALCOHOL, ISOPROPYL LANOLATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, LANOLIN, LIGHT MINERAL OIL, MALTOL, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, OCTYLDODECANOL, PARAFFIN, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, SACCHARIN, WHITE WAX, YELLOW 5 LAKE

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