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Burt's Bees Foot Lotion, Peppermint

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Foot Lotion, Peppermint product label collected on September 09, 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 Foot Lotion, Peppermint is 4.

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Data last updated: September 2020

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)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Miscellaneous
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (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)

Robust

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair

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

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited
PETROSELINUM CRISPUM (PARSLEY) OIL
Appeared as: PETROSELINUM CRISPUM (PARSLEY) LEAF OIL

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (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:

WATER, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, GLYCERIN, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, BEESWAX, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, STEARIC ACID, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, MENTHOL, SODIUM BICARBONATE, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, PETROSELINUM CRISPUM (PARSLEY) LEAF OIL, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL WAX, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, SUCROSE STEARATE, XANTHAN GUM, CANOLA OIL, SODIUM BORATE, ALCOHOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL

Directions from packaging:

Apply daily to the tops and soles of feet. Our quickly absorbing formula leaves feet soft, smooth and tingly fresh.

Warnings from packaging:

Peppermint oil, while naturally refreshing for feet, can be irritating if it comes into contact with eyes. Wash hands after applying.

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