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Burt's Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Foot Creme, Honey & Bilberry (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Foot Creme, Honey & Bilberry (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Thoroughly Therapeutic Foot Creme, Honey & Bilberry (old formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: LEMON (CITRUS MEDICA LIMONIUM) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
SODIUM BORATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BORATE (NATURAL BORAX)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair
CI 75130
Appeared as: BETA CAROTENE (VITAMIN A)

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) BUTTER
Appeared as: JOJOBA BUTTER

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: GRAPESEED OIL

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

Fair
STEARIC ACID
Appeared as: STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE EMOLLIENT)

Limited

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (NUT) OIL

Fair

Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BILBERRY (VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS) EXTRACT

Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SUGAR CANE (SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM) EXTRACT

Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SUGAR MAPLE EXTRACT

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAN GUM (NATURAL THICKENER)

Limited
SUCROSE STEARATE
Appeared as: SUCROSE STEARATE (SUGAR EMULSIFIER)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL

Robust

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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Leaping Bunny

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Jojoba Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Stearic Acid (Vegetable Emollient), Cupuaco Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia (Nut) Oil, Glucose, Fragrance, Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) Extract, Orange Extract, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonium) Extract, Sugar Cane (Saccharum Officinarum) Extract, Sugar Maple Extract, Sodium Borate (Natural Borax), Xanthan Gum (Natural Thickener), Sucrose Stearate (Sugar Emulsifier), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Honey, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Beta Carotene (Vitamin A), Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase

Directions from packaging:

Apply daily or more frequently as needed by massaging creme into feet.

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