Just read this and you'll realize why this site should be bookmarked and one of YOUR essential tools when purchasing any type of cosmetics!
It's our mission at Environmental Working Group to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. 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. At about one million page views per month, EWG's Skin Deep is the world's largest personal care product safety guide.
Once again, my sister is the cool one (probably one of the best online researchers I know) and told me about this site. She said that my facewash HERE didn't make the best score, by any means (0 is the best you can make!) Dang, I am so annoyed and sad because it gives me glowing and gorgeous skin. But once I read some of the health concerns I knew I could no longer put this on my face, twice daily.
Now I'm on the search for a cleanser and I'm truly freaked out. I will be checking all of my beauty regimen products throughout today and really making sure that nothing has any huge red flags. If it does, into the trashcan it goes, right away! Leading a healthier and as close to a chemically-free home as we can is really important to RWD Hubby and I. One of my biggest non-chemical uses in our house? Dish soap, laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent. Where do you absolutely go green every time in your home? Hope this site helps you better green your beauty routine too!