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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Burt's Bees Sensitive Night Cream

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees Sensitive Night Cream 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 Sensitive Night Cream is 4.
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
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
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 PCAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERYL LAURATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT
ORYZA SATIVA EXTRACT
Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) EXTRACT
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEIUM (COTTON) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
BETA VULGARIS (BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
ARTEMISIA UMBELLIFORMIS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS (EYEBRIGHT) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE EXTRAIT DE CANNE A' SUCRE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE POLYSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERSNone 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
FRUCTOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
INOSITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None 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