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Burt's Bees Sugar Scrub, Cranberry & Pomegranate

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Sugar Scrub, Cranberry & Pomegranate product label collected on September 11, 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 Sugar Scrub, Cranberry & Pomegranate is 4.

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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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)

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

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED
Appeared as: VACCINIUM MACROCARPON SEED (CRANBERRY)

Limited

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM SEED OIL

None
WHITE CRANBERRY POWDER
Appeared as: VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT POWDER

Robust
HONEY
Appeared as: MEL (HONEY; MIEL)

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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:

SUCROSE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, CRAMBE ABYSSINICA SEED OIL, SILICA, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, FRAGRANCE, VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED, VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT JUICE, PUNICA GRANATUM SEED OIL, VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT POWDER, MEL (HONEY, MIEL), HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, TOCOPHEROL, WATER, MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE, CITRIC ACID, LIMONENE, GERANIOL

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