About the Brand
Safe Cosmetics Pledge
Indicates the manufacturer of this product has signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, pledging to meet or exceed the formulation standards and deadlines set by the European Union cosmetics directive to be free of chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects. Companies also pledge to implement substitution plans that replace hazardous materials with safer alternatives within three years and publicly report their progress in meeting these goals. (www.safecosmetics.org)
Leaping Bunny Certified
Indicates that the manufacturer of this product has been certified as cruelty-free by The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). CCIC's certification, indicated by the Leaping Bunny logo, provides "assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers." To be certified, companies must agree to the Leaping Bunny Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals, a voluntary pledge that "cosmetic, personal care, and/or household product companies make to clear animal testing from all stages of product development. The company's ingredient suppliers make the same pledge and the result is a product guaranteed to be 100 percent free of new animal testing. All Leaping Bunny companies must be open to independent audits, and commitments are renewed on an annual basis." For more information, visit www.leapingbunny.org.
PETA Animal Treatment Assessment
Indicates the manufacturer of this product is on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) "Does Not Test on Animals” List. According to PETA, this list includes companies that have stated they do not “conduct any animal tests that are not required by law,” either by signing PETA’s statement of assurance or provided a “statement verifying that they do not conduct or commission any non-required animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and that they pledge not to do so in the future.”
Climate Counts: Striding
According to Climate Counts, this company is striding in the race to address climate change.
Climate Counts is a non-profit campaign that scores companies annually on the basis of their voluntary action to reverse climate change. The Climate Counts Company Scorecard helps people vote with their dollars by making climate-conscious purchasing and investing choices that put pressure on the world’s most well-known companies to take the issue of climate change seriously.
Launched by organics pioneer Stonyfield Farm, Climate Counts believes everyday consumers can be the most important activists in the fight against global warming. Climate Counts has currently evaluated 106 companies—representing over 3000 different brands—in thirteen major consumer sectors with plans to expand the number of companies and sectors soon.
Climate Counts use a 0-to-100 point scale and 22 criteria to determine if companies have:
- Measured their climate “footprint”
- Reduced their impact on global warming
- Supported (or suggest intent to block) progressive climate legislation
- Publicly disclosed their climate actions clearly and comprehensively
Learn more at www.climatecounts.org.
GRI Sustainability Reporting
GRI’s Framework is the most widely used sustainability reporting guidance in the world. The Reports List is vital in capturing and publicizing the evolution and growth of sustainability reporting – benefiting the featured organizations, and sustainability reporters everywhere. Find out more at: https://www.globalreporting.org
Burt's Bees Beeswax Moisturizing Night Cream
Behind the Ratings
Sweet Almond Oil
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
low health concern
This ingredient is suspected of causing respiratory toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
Grapefruit Seed Extract
controversialThis ingredient is the subject of current debate as to whether it might have adverse effects. Because the evidence of hazard is inconclusive, this ingredient does not contribute to product scores.
high health concern
Indicates whether an ingredient in this product is being prioritized for replacement by safer alternatives. It is on the International Chemical Secretariat's "Substitute It Now" list, which contains chemicals that meet the criteria used to identify Substances of Very High Concern in the European Union's REACH program.
Indicates whether an ingredient is on the European Chemicals Agency's "Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern. Last updated Nov 2014. <a rel='external' target='_blank' href='http://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table'>echa.europa.eu</a>
This ingredient is suspected of causing neurotoxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
This ingredient has been <b>restricted for use in cosmetics</b> in Canada.
low health concern
This ingredient is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)