I recently posted about Dara O’Rourke‘s Good Guide website and thought I’d share one more website database I use as a go-to for checking product ingredients before slathering them on my skin. EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database is a great resource in checking the chemicals you are exposing yourself to when you choose products. They catalog cosmetic safety information and promote the power of information in protecting human health and the environment.
From the Skin Deep website:
EWG’s Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals. We launched Skin Deep in 2004 to create online safety profiles for cosmetics and personal care products. Our aim is to fill in where industry and government leave off. Companies are allowed to use almost any ingredient they wish. The U.S. government doesn’t review the safety of products before they’re sold. Our staff scientists compare the ingredients on personal care product labels and websites to information in nearly 60 toxicity and regulatory databases. Now in its eighth year, EWG’s Skin Deep database provides you with easy-to-navigate safety ratings for a wide range of products and ingredients on the market.
The Skin Deep database contains information and online safety assents for 64,000 plus products and almost 2500 brands. It’s a great resource to have bookmarked.