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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2010

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Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer - Merlot (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer - Merlot (2010 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 Lip Shimmer - Merlot (2010 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CANOLA OILMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
COPERNICA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone 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