As a health conscious consumer and optimal health teacher, I am always on the lookout for good sites and quality resources that can help us optimize our health. One such resource that we should know about and utilize to make healthy choices when it comes to our personal care is the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.
This database is extremely valuable to anyone 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 a trusted and valuable resource that works to educate and empower consumers. Their mission and vision is very similar to that of what Evolving Wellness stands for, which 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 around 70, 000 products from over 2,000 brands and cover thousands of ingredients in their database. The rationale behind it is that governing bodies, like the FDA in the United States, do not require companies to test their products appropriately for safety. Hence, Skin Deep is testing, researching, and compiling the information for us.
It is by far the best and most comprehensive site when it comes to understanding your personal products quickly, and it features a handy mobile app as well. 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. There is also
Such a resource is so valuable to our life today because we have so many chemicals around us all the time and we are not properly informed of their safety. Any concerns or warnings about a product’s potential danger often come much too late, after the product or ingredient has been on the market for years and decades, and has impacted millions of people’s health. Therefore, I encourage each person who is interested in optimal health and wellbeing to take their health into their own hands. It is only through personal accountability and responsibility that we can truly be in charge of our health and make the best choices for us. And thanks to a resource like this from the EWG, it puts the power and control back into our hands as consumers. We always have a choice as to the products we choose and with Skin Deep you can be more confident about your choices.
To learn more and check the safety of your personal care products, visit and explore Skin Deep to benefit from its comprehensive database and learn about the products you are choosing and using.