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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Burt's Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream (old 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 Ultimate Care Hand Cream (old formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
LACTIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL 3 ESTERSOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENSUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRULLUS VULGARIS (WATERMELON) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUDDLEJA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
BUDDLEJA DAVIDII LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) EXTRACT
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ARTEMISIA UMBELLIFORMIS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
LEMON EKISU
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CORIANDER EXTRACT
CORIANDRUM SATIVUM (CORIANDER) FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PEUCEDANUM OSTRUTHIUM (MASTERWORT) EXTRACT
PEUCEDANUM OSTRUTHIUM LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MIMOSA TENUIFLORA (MIMOSA) BARK EXTRACT
ACACIA DECURRENS
None Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE POLYSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM ANISATENone Identified
Data: None
ADANSONIA DIGITATA OILNone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) BUTTERNone Identified
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ARGININENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM LEVULINATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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