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Product score: 04

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Burt's Bees Naturally Clean Hand Cream

Burt's Bees Naturally Clean Hand Cream

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Hand Cream

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Burt's Bees

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 05
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
LACTIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, fragrance ingredient, humectant, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent -humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
ROSE EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
BISABOLOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, soothing
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, smoothing, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS
Appeared as: CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
ADANSONIA DIGITATA OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRULLUS LANATUS SEED OIL
Appeared as: CITRULLUS LANATUS (WATERMELON) SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BUDDLEJA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUDDLEJA DAVIDII LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA BEESWAX)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, epilating agent, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, film forming, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
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Ingredient score: 01
ARTEMISIA UMBELLIFORMIS EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CORIANDER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CORIANDRUM SATIVUM (CORIANDER) FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER ) FLOWER/ LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PEUCEDANUM OSTRUTHIUM (MASTERWORT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PEUCEDANUM OSTRUTHIUM LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, moisturising, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antimicrobial agent, antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) proprietary, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, skin protecting, smoothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) proprietary
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
JOJOBA ESTERS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERIN-3
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHAROMYCES/ FERMENT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SUCROSE STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
SUCROSE POLYSTEARATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of stearic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, masking, refatting, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGININE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, anticaking agent, opacifying agent, slip modifier, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, anticaking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM ANISATE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LEVULINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL , CETYL ALCOHOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE , ADANSONIA DIGITATA OIL* , CITRULLUS LANATUS (WATERMELON) SEED OIL, CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN ) SEED OIL, BUDDLEJA DAVIDII LEAF EXTRACT, BISABOLOL, CERA ALBA [BEESWAX), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) BUTTER , THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER , RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD EXTRACT , ARTEMISIA UMBELLIFORMIS EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT EXTRACT , CORIANDRUM SATIVUM (CORIANDER) FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT, JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER ) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT , CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS LEAF/STEM EXTRACT , FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACT , PEUCEDANUM OSTRUTHIUM LEAF EXTRACT, PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) FRUIT EXTRACT, ROSE EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX, TOCOPHEROL , ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX, JOJOBA ESTERS, POLYGLYCERIN-3, SACCHAROMYCES FERMENT, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, CITRIC ACID, LACTIC ACID , XANTHAN GUM, SUCROSE STEARATE, SUCROSE POLYSTEARATE , STEARIC ACID, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, ARGININE, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1 , GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE , GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE , POTASSIUM SORBATE, PHENOXYETHANOL , SODIUM ANISATE, SODIUM BENZOATE , SODIUM LEVULINATE, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE

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."

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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.

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