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Burt's Bees Hand Cream, Rosemary & Lemon

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Hand Cream, Rosemary & Lemon product label collected on August 20, 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 Hand Cream, Rosemary & Lemon is 5.

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Data last updated: August 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
  • 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

• 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

• 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)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Fair

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER

Limited

Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

None
CITRULLUS LANATUS SEED OIL
Appeared as: CITRULLUS LANATUS (WATERMELON) SEED OIL

Limited

Fair

None

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Limited

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

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

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, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ADANSONIA DIGITATA OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, FRAGRANCE*, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACT, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) BUTTER, THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER, BEESWAX, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, CITRULLUS LANATUS (WATERMELON) SEED OIL, CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX, TOCOPHEROL, JOJOBA ESTERS, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, POLYGLYCERIN-3, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, SODIUM ANISATE, SODIUM LEVULINATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, STEARIC ACID, SUCROSE STEARATE, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, SUCROSE POLYSTEARATE, XANTHAN GUM, ARGININE, LACTIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, CITRAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL

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