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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2018

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La Mer The Lip Balm

EWG scientists reviewed La Mer The Lip Balm 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 La Mer The Lip Balm is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, 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
LIMONENEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
COPPER GLUCONATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2None Identified
Data: None
MALACHITENone Identified
Data: Fair
TOURMALINENone Identified
Data: Limited
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHYL PCANone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)
None Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SEAWEED EXTRACT
SEAWEED (ALGAE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM GLUCONATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CALCIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM BICARBONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECANOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE
Cancer
Data: Limited
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CALCIUM CARBONATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTAOLEATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL DISTEARATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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