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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2017

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Burt's Bees BB Cream, Medium, SPF 15

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees BB Cream, Medium, SPF 15 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 BB Cream, Medium, SPF 15 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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
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
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALUMINAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
ISOAMYL COCOATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
MORINDA CITRIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSIDEOXYACETATE
SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL C10-16 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE
None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM PHYTATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE
POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRINCINOLEATE
None Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUM
XANTHUM GUM
None Identified
Data: Fair
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
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
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
TRIHYDROXYSTEARINNone Identified
Data: None
OCTYLDODECANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LAURYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOAMYL LAURATEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: None
DECYL OLEATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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