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 hazard||Moderate hazard||High 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use your buying power to change the market – and help make personal care products safer for us all!