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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?

JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 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 9 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 9 years
I've been using this site for awhile's great.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years
I am going to check it out right now!!!
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