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Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser product label collected on October 07, 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 Sensitive Facial Cleanser is 2.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Limited

Limited

Fair

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

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

Limited
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: QUILLAJA SAPONARIA BARK EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: YUCCA SCHIDIGERA LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT

None

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

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA WATER (WITCH HAZEL)

Limited

Limited

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

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Robust

Fair

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair
ZINC OXIDE
Appeared as: CI 77947 (ZINC OXIDE)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

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

WATER, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX), SUCROSE STEARATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) FLOWER EXTRACT, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT, BETA VULGARIS (BEET) ROOT EXTRACT, QUILLAJA SAPONARIA BARK EXTRACT, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, YUCCA SCHIDIGERA LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT, ARTEMISIA UMBELLIFORMIS EXTRACT, EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, SILICA, SUCROSE, FRUCTOSE, GLUCOSE, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, INOSITOL, MALTODEXTRIN, CITRIC ACID, BENZOIC ACID, TREHALOSE, XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, CI 77947 (ZINC OXIDE), ALCOHOL DENAT., PHENOXYETHANOL

Directions from packaging:

Wet face and apply face cleanser with fingertips or a wet washcloth, massaging gently, and avoiding contact with the eye area. Rinse thoroughly. Pat skin dry. 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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