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Biossance Rose Vegan Lip Balm

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Lip Balm

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Biossance

DATA LAST UPDATED

September 2019

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
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CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/ SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER
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CERAMIDE NP
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DEXTRIN PALMITATE
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, anticaking, emulsifying, surfactant
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DIISOSTEARYL MALATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning, surfactant
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HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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HYDROXYSTEARIC/ LINOLENIC/ OLEIC POLYGLYCERIDES
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FUNCTION(S) binding, emollient, emulsion stabilising, skin conditioning
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MYRISTIC/ PALMITIC/ STEARIC/ RICINOLEIC/ EICOSANE DIOIC GLYCERIDES
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair fixative, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, smoothing, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (low)

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ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

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SODIUM HYALURONATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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SQUALANE
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, refatting, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)

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TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredients from packaging:

Diisostearyl Malate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Myristic/Palmitic/Stearic/Ricinoleic/Eicosanedioic Glycerides, Squalane, Ceramide NP, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dextrin Palmitate, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral

Directions from packaging:

Apply throughout the day when lips need nourishment

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

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