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Burt's Bees Antioxidant Rich Rescue Balm, Elderberry

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Burt's Bees Antioxidant Rich Rescue Balm, Elderberry product label collected on April 13, 2021 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 Antioxidant Rich Rescue Balm, Elderberry is 3.

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Data last updated: April 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR*

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGO BUTTER

None
DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE
Appeared as: DIMER DILINOLEYL ESTERS/DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

None

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA FRUIT EXTRACT

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE

Good

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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:

BEESWAX, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, MANGO BUTTER, DIMER DILINOLEYL ESTERS/DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, FLAVOR*, VEGETABLE OIL, CRAMBE ABYSSINICA SEED OIL, THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER, LAURYL LAURATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER EXTRACT, SAMBUCUS NIGRA FRUIT EXTRACT, TETRAHYDRODIFERULOYLMETHANE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 DIISOSTEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, REBAUDIOSIDE A, ALUMINA, CARMINE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES

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