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The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database

Bookmark It: The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database

Wherever you fall on the organic cosmetic-use spectrum, you can never have too much information (wait . . . maybe you can). The Environmental Working Group has a website, The Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, that functions as a directory of products — over 32,000 of them, or a quarter of the market — rated for safety by a number of criteria.

This is also genius for those with allergies, as over 100,000 ingredients are condensed into 7,697 unique chemical ingredients. I am thankful for the section on eye drops because there are so many brands and eyesight is not something I'm ready to part with. Do you think you'll use this site?

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I think I'd rather be blissfully unaware. If it was something that was really bad for me it would be pulled off the market.
insidesusan insidesusan 7 years
This site exaggerates the potential risk of ingredients in cosmetics - they only recommend a few sunscreens, most of which give protection that is inferior to the ones they discount because of a few inconclusive studies about safety. Sun cancer is a known killer, but a lot of evidence for danger in these products is overblown. If you use this site, please take it with a grain of salt. For those of you who are sensitive to ingredients, this is a good resource to easily see ingredients for a lot of products, but if there's a product that works for you, do your own research about safety before you ditch it.
emalove emalove 7 years
I've been using this site for awhile now...it's great.
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
I already use this site and love to see that even if something is labeled as organic or natural it doesn't necessarily mean safe.
sofi sofi 7 years
I have used this site before and it had a lot of good information. I used it too this summer for sunscreens. I get a little freaked out by all the information though.
talloolah talloolah 7 years
love this website! been using it for a while. i seriously dont buy sunscreen unless i check on here first.
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 7 years
Ok, I am back...and that site totally freaked me out. I don't know how accurate all the data is but, basically almost everything I searched for is toxic and bad for you. I mean I like to educate myself but that was way too much information!!! If all those product are dangerous why are they on the market?!?!?!
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 7 years
Ok, I am back...and that site totally freaked me out. I don't know how accurate all the data is but, basically almost everything I searched for is toxic and bad for you. I mean I like to educate myself but that was way too much information!!! If all those product are dangerous why are they on the market?!?!?!
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 7 years
I am going to check it out right now!!!
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