In researching for myself and you, I am always on the lookout for good, quality sites that are relavant in some way to our health. One of these sites that I have just added to our resource page is the Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database.
This database is extremely valuable to anyone out there who wants quick, credible and comprehensive information on any ingredient found on personal care labels. The site is brought to you by the researchers at the Environmental Working Group, which is already listed as a trusted and valuable site in our resources section. Their mission and vision is very similar to that of what Evolving Wellness stands for and that is “to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment.”
Skin Deep was launched in 2004 and is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. They have over 29, 000 products and over 7,000 ingredients listed in their database. The rationale behind it is that as some of you may already know, the FDA does not require companies to test their own products for safety. Hence, Skin Deep is researching for us.
It is by far the best and most comprehensive site when it comes to understanding your personal products quickly. You can search by their categories: makeup, skin care, hair care, eye care, nail care, baby care, oral care and fragrance or search individual products or ingredients you are interested in!
I think such a resource is so valuable to our life because we do not want to have to wait to hear that a product is dangerous or banned on the news, where the info is often biased and comes too late. Remember, I encourage every one of us to take our health into our own hands. It is only through self accountability that one can truly be in charge of one’s health. And thorugh a resource like this it puts the power and control back into the consumer’s hands. We always have a choice as to the products we choose and with Skin Deep you can be more confident about your choices.
Well, enough from me, visit and navigate Skin Deep yourself, to see what a wonderful resource it is in today’s times for yourself and your family!