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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream (2014 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream (2014 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 Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream (2014 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
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL) SEED OIL
CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
LONICERA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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