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Carmex Daily Care Moisturizing Lip Balm, Fresh Cherry Tube, 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 4.0%; Inactive Ingredients: PETROLATUM, LANOLIN, BEESWAX, CETYL ESTERS, FLAVOR, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER, LIMNANTHES ALBA SEED OIL, POLYPROPYLENE, ISOHEXADECANE, POLYAMIDE 8, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, STEVIA REBAUDIANA EXTRACT

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Ingredient Name & Details

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 4%

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)

PETROLATUM

Concerns: Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Contamination concerns (PAHS)

LANOLIN

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

CETYL ESTERS

Concerns: Use restrictions (low)

POLYPROPYLENE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

ISOHEXADECANE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)

 
 

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