What Makes It "Green"
Looking for truly good skin? Shop natural for products that enhance your natural beauty, made by a company that is eco friendly and sustainable in all steps of manufacturing, from the researched toxic- free ingredients used in their products to their sustainable manufacturing practices, with Burt’s Bees, you can be sure that you are buying safe cosmetics and investing in pure skin products.
Burt’s Bees is leading the way in the cosmetics, skincare, and hair care industries that utilize natural, non-toxic, and cruelty free ingredients and materials to give you the purest, natural beauty products available. The company has played a major role in developing The Natural Standard for Personal Care Products, establishing strict criteria for products that are considered and marketed as “natural.” For this reason, Burt’s Bees products utilize sustainable materials, biodegradable ingredients (ingredients that are key to good skin and healthy hair) and smart packaging (including recyclable packaging) to ensure that this criteria is adopted for all products and met on a daily basis. The company lives its commitment to the environment by implementing a series of smart manufacturing practices, considerably lowering and reducing energy consumption and exploring ways in which to further reduce environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.
Natural Ingredients: Burt’s Bees is proud that over half of their 150+ products are 100% natural, with their products averaging 99% natural. Still, they won't be satisfied until all products are 100% natural and are currently aggressively pursuing this goal through reformulations and testing. They label every product with a "natural bar" to help you clearly identify the level of natural ingredients used in their products. With Burt’s Bees you don’t have to worry about harmful ingredients in your lotions and skin treatments and toxic chemicals in make up; you know you are buying products that have been researched as not having any potential or suspected human health risks.
Natural Colors: Burt's Bees uses only natural colors in their products. Some of these include beta-carotene, chlorophyll, titanium dioxide and mica. These natural colors have been proven safe, unlike many artificial colors that have been banned by the FDA over the years. As far as fragrance components go, Burt’s Bees uses them only when absolutely necessary, and all of the fragrances are phthalate-free.
Recyclable Containers: Since their products are made from as many natural ingredients as possible, it makes sense that most of their packaging is created from recycled materials or is developed with recyclability and re-use in mind, like their easy-to-recycle aluminum containers.
Product Testing: Don't agree with animal testing? Neither does Burt's Bees; they never test on animals! In additional to their stance on animal testing, the company focuses on people through ethical sourcing practices and numerous philanthropies.
Energy: Burt’s Bees is committed to reducing energy use and finding cleaner ways to operate. The company reduces waste and lowers energy usage by incorporating LEAN manufacturing principles, offsetting their electricity use, and by installing water conservation features in their facility.