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Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract (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 Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract (2016 formulation) is 3.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA EXTRACT (RICE)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

Limited
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM FLOWER EXTRACT (COTTON)

None

Fair
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETA VULGARIS ROOT EXTRACT (BEET)

Limited
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS (EYEBRIGHT)
Appeared as: EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS

Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT (SUGAR CANE)

Robust

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)

Fair

Fair

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

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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:

Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Gossypium Herbaceum Flower Extract (Cotton), Oryza Sativa Extract (Rice), Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract, Beta Vulgaris Root Extract (Beet), Euphrasia Officinalis, Saccharum Officinarum Extract (Sugar Cane), Sucrose, Fructose, Glucose, Caprylyl, Capryl Glucoside, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Trehalose, Citric Acid, Inositol, Alcohol Denat., Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

Gently wipe your face with a towelette to remove dirt, oil and make-up. No need to rinse. For best results, use as part of the Burt's Bees Sensitive skin care regimen.

Warnings from packaging:

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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