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Mario Badescu Skin Care Lip Balm

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Mario Badescu Skin Care Lip Balm product label collected on March 02, 2020 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 Mario Badescu Skin Care Lip Balm is 5.

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Data last updated: March 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None
RASPBERRY SEED OIL PEG-8 ESTERS
Appeared as: RASPBERRY SEED OIL/TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE AMINOPROPANEDIOL ESTERS

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL

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

None

Limited
BABASSU OIL POLYGLYCERYL-4 ESTERS
Appeared as: BRASSICA GLYCERIDES

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

None

None

Limited

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX;CIRE D'ABEILLE)

None

None

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

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Limited

None
ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX
Appeared as: ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER CERA

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

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:

Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cocoglycerides, Dimethicone, Brassica Glycerides, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glyceryl Behenate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Jojoba Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Silica Silylate, Silica, Cera Alba (Beeswax,Cire d'abeille), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Raspberry Seed Oil/Tocopheryl Succinate Aminopropanediol Esters, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Glyceryl Rosinate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Acacia Decurrens Flower Cera, Tocopherol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Polysorbate 80, Polyglycerin-3, Linoleic Acid, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Sucralose, Flavor, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Linolenic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate

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