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Burt's Bees Renewal Intensive Firming Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Renewal Intensive Firming Serum product label collected on September 14, 2018 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 Renewal Intensive Firming Serum is 5.

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Data last updated: September 2018

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • 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
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM *

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER; EAU)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS SABDARIA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited
CITRULLUS VULGARIS (WATERMELON) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRULLUS LANATUS (WATERMELON) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT

None

None
SCUTELLARIA LATERIFLORA EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA ALPINA FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

None
LEMON EKISU
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETA VULGARIS (BEET; EXTRAIT DE RACINE DE BETTERAVE) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SACCHARUM O CINARUM (SUGAR CANE; EXTRAIT DE CANNE á SUCRE) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

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

Fair
RNA
Appeared as: RIBOSE

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

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

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, decyl oleate, oleyl erucate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, coco-caprylate, hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) fruit extract, lens esculenta (lentil) fruit extract, vaccinium myrtillus fruit extract, adansonia digitata fruit extract, scutellaria alpina flower/leaf/stem extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) fruit extract, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, salix nigra (willow) bark extract, beta vulgaris (beet, extrait de racine de betterave) root extract, saccharum o cinarum (sugar cane, extrait de canne a sucre) extract, hydrolyzed corn starch, sodium PCA, ribose, lysolecithin, sclerotium gum, pullulan, glycine soja (soybean) oil, xanthan gum, polyglyceryl-4 caprate, arginine, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, sodium phytate, tocopherol, lactic acid, citric acid, p-anisic acid, alcohol denat., sodium lactate, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, parfum (fragrance)*, phenoxyethanol, eugenol, limonene, linalool

Directions from packaging:

Shake before use. Apply daily in the morning and in the evening after cleansing. Gently smooth over face and neck.

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