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Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Lip Balm, SPF 15

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Top Findings

Overall this product poses a moderate concern for sun protection or ingredient safety. Read more

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Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.

Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more

The ingredients in this product pose a MODERATE health concern.

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Sunscreens can break down while still in the bottle. To be safe dispose of products when the mixture clumps or separates.

Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.

The FDA does not have enough health and safety data to classify 2 active ingredients in this product as safe and effective: OCTINOXATE, OXYBENZONE

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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: OCTINOXATE 7.5%, Oxybenzone 4.5%; Inactive Ingredients: OZOKERITE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, FLAVOR (AROMA), MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, GARDENIA TAHITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL, MYRISTYL LAURATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, STEVIOSIDE, REBAUDIOSIDE A, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, LIMONENE

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Ingredient Name & Details

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 4.5%

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

OCTINOXATE active ingredient 7.5%

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Contamination concerns (MERCURY, ARSENIC, LEAD, GOSSYPOL, PESTICIDES, and PCBS)

MYRISTYL MYRISTATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

OCTYLDODECANOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

CETYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL

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

TOCOPHEROL

Concerns: Cancer (low), Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

MYRISTYL LAURATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

STEARYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

MYRISTYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

 
 

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