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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Burt's Bees Sensitve Facial Cleanser

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees Sensitve Facial Cleanser 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 Sensitve Facial Cleanser is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ALCOHOL DENATUREDEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ZINC OXIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACTContamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) EXTRACT
GOSSPYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
BETA VULGARIS (BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ARTEMISIA UMBELLIFORMIS EXTRACT
ARTEMISIA UMBELLIFORMS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS (EYEBRIGHT) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
FRUCTOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
INOSITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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