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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2010

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Burt's Bees Evening Primrose Overnight Creme (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees Evening Primrose Overnight Creme (2009 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 Burt's Bees Evening Primrose Overnight Creme (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM BORATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, TRICLOSAN)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BETA CAROTENEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATERNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSE HIPS SEED OIL
ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: None
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer