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Laguna Herbals Lip Balm, Spearmint, SPF 15

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Laguna Herbals Lip Balm, Spearmint, SPF 15 product label collected on March 31, 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 Laguna Herbals Lip Balm, Spearmint, SPF 15 is 6.

Data last updated: March 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.
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Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) INFUSION
Appeared as: CERTIFIED ORGANIC COMFREY

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

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Appeared as: CERTIFIED ORGANIC CALENDULA

Limited

Limited
MUSA SAPIENTUM (PLANTAIN)
Appeared as: CERTIFIED ORGANIC PLANTAIN

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: CERTIFIED ORGANIC YARROW

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: CERTIFIED ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERTIFIED ORGANIC BEESWAX

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: CERTIFIED ORGANIC TOCOPHEROL /NON-GMO VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

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: Zinc Oxide 3.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Certified Organic Calendula, Certified Organic Comfrey, Certified Organic Lavender, Certified Organic Plantain, Certified Organic Yarrow, Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Certified Organic Beeswax, Certified Organic Tocopherol /Non-GMO Vitamin E, Organic Essential Spearmint Oil

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