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Burt's Bees Baby Bee Cream To Powder (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Baby Bee Cream To Powder (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 Baby Bee Cream To Powder (2014 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2014

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC

Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (SHEA)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

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

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:

Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aqua (Water), Decyl Cocoate, Coco-Caprylate, Tricaprylin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Castor), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Glycerin, Caprylic, Capric Triglyceride, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Fragrance, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cetearyl Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sucrose Laurate, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Amyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Coumarin, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Apply cream liberally as often as needed.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Close tightly after use. Do not use on broken skin. Avoid contact with eyes.

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