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Hey Honey Besame Mucho Shea Butter & Propolis Lip Balm

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Hey Honey Besame Mucho Shea Butter & Propolis Lip Balm product label collected on May 12, 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 Hey Honey Besame Mucho Shea Butter & Propolis Lip Balm is 3.

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Data last updated: May 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

None

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited

None

• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dicaprylyl Ether, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Propolis Wax, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Parfum (Fragrance).

Directions from packaging:

Gently apply a small amount to desired area with clean fingertips. Additional Layer may be applied to achieve desired effects.

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