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Burt's Bees Lipstick (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Lipstick (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 Lipstick (2016 formulation) is 1.

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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

LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

None

None

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA [BEESWAX]

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

Limited

None

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

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

Limited
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

Limited

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:

Diheptyl succinate, ricinus communis(castor) seed oil, capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer,cera alba [beeswax], candelilla cera [euphorbia cerifera(candelilla) wax], behenyl alcohol, oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides, C12-18 acid triglyceride, lanolin, hydrogenated vegetable oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cera carnauba [copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax], moringa oleifera seed oil, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed.

Directions from packaging:

Anytime you need a pop of full-coverage color. Remove the cap, twist and apply to lips. Now smile! You're ready to go.

Warnings from packaging:

Eye: Thorough rinsing for 15-20 minutes of the affected eye with water is recommended. If discomfort or irritation persisits, contact a physician. Skin Problem: Discontinue use of product. Apply cold compress to relieve any discomfort. If discomfort persists, contact a physician. Inhalation: If respiratory irritation occurs, remove individual to fresh air. Ingestion: Accidental ingestion of product may necessitate medical attention. In accidental ingestion diulte with fluids (water or milk) and treat symptomatically. Do not induce vomiting. Note: After first aid treatment, the caller should be advised that a hosptial emergency room or family physician should be consulted if anything unusual occurs or appears necessary in the judgement of the caller.

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