Have you ever wondered exactly what ingredients your beauty products are made of? Are you sure that the ingredients in your beauty products are safe? Many of us have never stopped to consider the ingredients in our cosmetic products and how they might be affecting our appearance and our overall health. The good news is you can know exactly what goes into your products!!
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put together a website called Skin Deep that provides a search-able Cosmetic Safety Database that I highly recommend. At Skin Deep, theEWG has reviewed thousands of brand name and generic beauty products and divided them into the following categories: Makeup, Skin, Hair, Eyes, Nails, Babies, Oral Care, Sun Protection, etc. The products are rated on a scale of 0-10, 0 being the lowest hazard and 10 being the highest hazard.
I encourage you to do a little experiment. Go into your bathroom and grab the three products you use most. Search for them on Skin Deep and find out where your product rates on the safety scale.
If you have never taken the time to consider what your beauty products are made of, I am confident that browsing through the pages at Skin Deep will inspire you to do so. It may also inspire you to begin making your own beauty products at home.