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Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Cream (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Cream (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 Radiance Eye Cream (2016 formulation) is 6.

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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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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)

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited
PINUS STROBUS (WHITE PINE) CONE EXTRACT
Appeared as: PINUS STROBUS CONE EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
MICA
Appeared as: MICA (CI 77019)

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

Fair
TIN OXIDE
Appeared as: TIN OXIDE (CI 77861)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited
PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) BARK EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) EXTRACT

Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

None

Limited
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS (EYEBRIGHT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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

Fair

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

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:

Aqua (water, eau), glycerin, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, lanolin, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, parfum (fragrance)*, coco-glucoside, royal jelly, prunus serotina (wild cherry) bark extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, pollen extract, mentha viridis (spearmint) extract, betula alba bark extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract, arctium lappa root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, equisetum hiemale extract, euphrasia officinalis extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, humulus lupulus (hops) extract, pinus strobus cone extract, rosa canina fruit extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, tocopherol, silica, citric acid, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), mica (CI 77019), tin oxide (CI 77861), xanthan gum, glycine soja (soybean) oil, alcohol denat., phenoxyethanol, amyl cinnamal, limonene, linalool. *natural fragrance.

Directions from packaging:

Use this eye treatment in the morning or evening. Place small dots around eye area and gently smooth in for healthy, naturally radiant skin.

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