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Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer, Rhubarb (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer, Rhubarb (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 Lip Shimmer, Rhubarb (2016 formulation) is 2.

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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA CERA) WAX

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA WAX

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNAL OIL

Limited

Limited

None
SAMBUCUS NIGRA OIL
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) SEED OIL

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: MAY CONTAIN (/-)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil, Lanolin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Copernicia Cerifera Cera Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Prunus Ameniaca (Apricot) Kernal Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Canola Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Alumina, Titanium Dioxide

Directions from packaging:

Apply to lips as often as needed or desired.

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