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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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The Body Shop Pink Berry Born Lippy Stick Lip Balm (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed The Body Shop Pink Berry Born Lippy Stick Lip Balm (old formulation) 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 The Body Shop Pink Berry Born Lippy Stick Lip Balm (old formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE
AROMA/FLAVOR (FLAVOUR)
Miscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BENZYL BENZOATEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
TALCUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
Data: Good
HOMOSALATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
OCTOCRYLENEBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL/RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL (EMOLLIENT)
Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE
BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE (SUNSCREEN)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
LIMNANTHES ALBA SEED OIL/MEADOWFOAM (LIMNANTHES ALBA) SEED OIL (SKIN CONDITIONING AGENT)
None Identified
Data: None
COLEUS FORSKOHLII ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) EXTRACT
OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT EXTRACT/OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT EXTRACT (SKIN-CONDITIONING AGENT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PHYTATENone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN OLIVATENone Identified
Data: None
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SEED OILNone Identified
Data: None
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SYNTHETIC WAXNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL/HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (EMOLLIENT)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECANOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKE
CI 15850/RED 7 LAKE (COLOUR)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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