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Burt's Bees Skin Nourishment Day Lotion, SPF 15

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Skin Nourishment Day Lotion, SPF 15 product label collected on March 30, 2020 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 Skin Nourishment Day Lotion, SPF 15 is 3.

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Data last updated: March 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.
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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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: FRAGRANCE (NATURAL FRAGRANCE)

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

Limited

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

None
KINGINKA EKISU
Appeared as: LONICERAJAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULAOFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSE CARBOXYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL C10-16 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

None

None

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.7%, Inactive Ingredients: water, isoamyl laurate, decyl oleate, isoamyl cocoate, glycerin, caprylic/caprictriglyceride, polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate, stearic acid, polyglyceryl-4 caprate, royal jelly, lonicerajaponica (honeysuckle) flower extract, loniceracaprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, calendulaofficinalis flower extract, hydrastis canadensis(goldenseal) extract, hamamelis virginiana (witchhazel) leaf extract, beeswax, helianthus annuus(sunflower) seed oil, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearatecitrate, sodium carboxymethyl C10-16 alkyl glucoside, sorbitan stearate, behenyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, lauryl glucoside, tocopherol, alumina, magnesiumaluminum silicate, xanthan gum, isostearic acid, lecithin, polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, polyhydroxystearic acid, citric acid, glycine soja(soybean) oil, sodium phytate, sorbic acid, alcohol, fragrance (natural fragrance), phenoxyethanol, benzyl salicylate, citronellol, limonene, linalool

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