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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Burt's Bees Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2012 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 Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2012 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
SODIUM BORATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL GUMAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Fair
BETA CAROTENEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CRATAEGUS MONOGYNA (HAWTHORN)
CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHUS (HAWTHORN) STERN EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) EXTRACT
SYMPHTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SUCROSE DISTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGINIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
CANOLA OILMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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