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Burt's Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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 HIGH

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)

None

• Cancer (low)
• 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)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Robust

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

None

None
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) BIOFLAVANOIDS
Appeared as: LEMON BIOFLAVONOIDS

Fair

Robust
HONEY
Appeared as: HONEY POWDER

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

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:

Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearic Acid, Kaolin, Bisabolol, Glucose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Extract, Bee Pollen Extract, Lemon Bioflavonoids, Xanthan Gum, Honey Powder, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Sucrose Distearate, Sucrose Stearate, Sodium Borate, Lecithin, Fragrance, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase

Directions from packaging:

Apply to your face and body after sun exposure or whenever you want to revive your skin.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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