Friday, February 1, 2013

The Environmental Working Groups Cosmetic Database

Many of you have asked me about the EWG's cosmetic database so I thought it was about time to make a video to help answer some FAQ's! :) 

You can visit the database using THIS LINK.

Want to find out if your products are safe?
  • Look up a product. Enter its name in the white search window.
  • Look up an ingredient. If you want to know if a particular ingredient is safe or if you’re allergic or want to avoid it for other reasons, the database contains information about possible health concerns, which products contain it, other names — and a whole lot more.
  • Search by company. Want to know how a certain company stacks up? Search its name to see how its products rate.
  • Find safer alternatives. Pick a category (toothpaste? shampoo? mascara?) and peruse product ratings. Warning: goods in some categories, like hair relaxers, have uniformly high hazard scores.

Understanding the ratings.
For every product and ingredient in Skin Deep, there’s a two-part score – a hazard score and a data availability score.
The ingredient hazard score, from 1-10 reflects known and suspected hazards of ingredients.

Low hazardModerate hazardHigh hazard

If you can't find a product your looking for, you can also 'build your own report' using the site by entering in it's ingredients and getting a custom score. If you would like to see a product or company added to our database, ask the company to contact us at

Use your buying power to change the market – and help make personal care products safer for us all!

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