Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Website Wednesday: Environmental Working Group Skin Deep

Lately, I have been working on learning more about what is going into my beauty items. The Environmental Working Group has a Skin Deep Cosmetics Database that has proven to be useful. The database ranks over 79,000 products. Each item has a safety ranking associated with it based on how harmful its ingredients are. To flesh out the product information even more, you can even check the safety ranking of each specific ingredient. EWG also breaks down products into various categories. So, if you want to look just at shampoos, you can. I actually have found that several of the products I already use have a good ranking. However, I was surprised to find that some brands that I thought were pretty natural actually have some products with poor rankings. The site has helped me a bit and has helped me choose a new sunscreen.

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