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Burt's Bees After Sun Soother, Aloe & Linden Flower (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees After Sun Soother, Aloe & Linden Flower (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 After Sun Soother, Aloe & Linden Flower (old formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
  • Occupational hazards
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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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: ORANGE OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: COMFREY EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

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)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
VEGETABLE FAT
Appeared as: STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE FAT)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: ALPHA BISABOLOL

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
GLUCOSE
Appeared as: GLUCOSE (SUGAR)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
TILIA CORDATA (LINDEN) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LINDEN EXTRACT

None

None
LEMON BIOFLAVANOIDS
Appeared as: LEMON BIOFLAVONOIDS

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

Robust
HONEY
Appeared as: HONEY POWDER

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASE
Appeared as: GLUCOSE OXIDASE & LACTOPEROXIDASE (NATURAL PRESERVATIVE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Fat), Kaolin, Alpha Bisabolol, Glucose (Sugar), Aloe Extract, Linden Extract, Comfrey Extract, Bee Pollen Extract, Lemon Bioflavonoids, Xanthan Gum (Natural Thickener), Honey Powder, Orange Oil, Lemon Oil, Sucrose Distearate (Sugar Emulsifier), Sodium Borate (Natural Borax), Lecithin, Fragrance, Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase (Natural Preservative).

Directions from packaging:

Apply generously to face and body after sun exposure or whenever needed.

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