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Burt's Bees Nourishing Eyeliner, 1405 Soft Black

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Nourishing Eyeliner, 1405 Soft Black product label collected on October 16, 2019 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 Nourishing Eyeliner, 1405 Soft Black is 1.

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Data last updated: October 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, ARSENIC, LEAD, GOSSYPOL, PESTICIDES, and PCBS)

Fair
MICA
Appeared as: CI 77019 [MICA] (MICA)

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

Fair

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

None

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

Limited

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

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

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL

Fair

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE.,

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

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

HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED OIL, CANDELILLA CERA [EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX], CERA CARNAUBA [COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX], MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE. MAY CONTAIN [+/-]: CI 77019 [MICA], CI 77891 [TITANIUM DIOXIDE], CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 [IRON OXIDES]

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