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The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to “use the power of information to protect human health and the environment”. Skin Deep Cosmetics Database was created in 2004 to divulge skincare ingredients and safety precautions otherwise unregulated and unlisted on cosmetics packaging. It now includes about 70 thousand different products within their searchable database, rating brands and ingredients based on their levels of safety and/or toxicity. Leave-in conditioner…Toothpaste…Lip Liner….even baby products… it’s extensive, and totally user-friendly. The site sees over 1 million visitors per month.
Before you go plowing through all of the ingredients in your bathroom cabinet (you know you want to…) explore the site and focus on 1-2 personal care products you would be willing to update to something cleaner. The site can be overwhelming, and there’s no way to control everything we touch. But little edits to your daily routine will reap great benefits; not only for your body, but will support responsible brands who have chosen to edit the toxic chemicals out of their products.