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Score:
Data available:
 
Fair
Data last updated:
July 2016

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Burt's Bees Hand Cream, Almond & Milk (2016 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees Hand Cream, Almond & Milk (2016 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 Hand Cream, Almond & Milk (2016 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM BORATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, TRICLOSAN)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM IODIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
NONFAT DRY MILKNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM THIOCYANATENone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENANOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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