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Burt's Bees Hand Cream, Honey & Grapeseed (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Hand Cream, Honey & Grapeseed (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 Hand Cream, Honey & Grapeseed (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 75130
Appeared as: BETA-CAROTENE

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: EAU)

Fair

Limited

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX CIRE D' ABEILLE)

Fair

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

Limited

Robust
HONEY
Appeared as: MEL (HONEY MIEL)

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Robust

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

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

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:

Aqua (water, eau), vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) butter, glycerin, cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), stearic acid, theobroma grandiflorum seed butter, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, parfum (fragrance), mel (honey, miel), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, beta-carotene, xanthan gum, sucrose stearate, sodium borate, glycine soja (soybean) oil, glucose, sodium chloride, canola oil (huile de colza), glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, butylphenyl methylpropional, coumarin, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde.

Directions from packaging:

Apply hand cream liberally as needed. Use after every hand washing.

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