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Burt's Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment (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 Diaper Ointment (2014 formulation) is 1.

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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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
ZINC OXIDE
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE (CI 77947)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair

Limited
CANOLA OIL
Appeared as: CANOLA OIL (HUILE DE COLZA)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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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.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Canola Oil (Huile De Colza)

Directions from packaging:

Apply diaper ointment liberally with each diaper change and as often as needed.

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