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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Lip Treatment

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Lip Treatment

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Lip Balm

BRAND

Physicians Formula

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL* (COCONUT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL* (JOJOBA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) suspending agent - nonsurfactant, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE*
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
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA* (CARNAUBA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) epilating agent, depilatory
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SUCROSE TETRASTEARATE TRIACETATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 04
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR/AROMA
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
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: 02
GLYCERYL MYRISTATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER* (SHEA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL RICINOLEATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL BEHENATE/ EICOSADIOATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL EICOSANEDIOATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
DEXTRIN PALMITATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, anticaking, emulsifying, surfactant
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Ingredients from packaging:

COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE*, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA*, SUCROSE TETRASTEARATE TRIACETATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, FLAVOR/AROMA, TOCOPHEROL, GLYCERYL MYRISTATE, GLYCERYL PALMITATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, GLYCERYL RICINOLEATE, GLYCERYL EICOSANEDIOATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, DEXTRIN PALMITATE.

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


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."

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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.

Score legend

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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