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Burt's Bees 100% Natural Rejuvenating Lip Balm, Pomegranate (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees 100% Natural Rejuvenating Lip Balm, Pomegranate (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 100% Natural Rejuvenating Lip Balm, Pomegranate (2014 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2014

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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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
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COMFREY (SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE) ROOT EXTRACT

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR (RICINUS COMMUNIS) SEED OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN) OIL

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

Fair

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

Fair

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: POMEGRANATE OIL

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) OIL
Appeared as: ANISE OIL

None
CINNAMOMUM AROMATICUM NEES (CASSIA) OIL
Appeared as: CASSIA OIL

Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Appeared as: CLARY SAGE (SALVIA SCLAREA) OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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:

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale) Root Extract, Pomegranate Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Anise Oil, Cassia Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea) Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Carmine (CI 75470), Fragrance

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