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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Pollynation Apothecary Honey Rose Lip Balm

CATEGORY

Lip Balm

BRAND

Pollynation Apothecary

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: COCOA BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, masking, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: ALMOND OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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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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Ingredient score: 01
BEESWAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, epilating agent, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, film forming, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
HONEY
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, emollient, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSE BUDS
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 04
EMULSIFYING WAX
Appeared as: EMULSIFYING WAX O
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VANILLA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) proprietary, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, skin protecting, smoothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CYMBOPOGON NARDUS (CITRONELLA) OIL
Appeared as: CITRONELLA ESSENTIAL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Cocoa Butter, Organic Almond Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Organic Rose Buds, Vitamin E, Emulsifying Wax O, Vanilla Extract, Citronella Essential Oil.

Directions from packaging:

Gently rub a small amount onto your wet or dry lips.

Warnings from packaging:

1) These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. 2) No phthalates, parabens, silicones, artificial colors or fragrances, sulfates, or formaldehyde

Product's animal testing policies

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Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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