Cosmetics have many carcinogenic and unhealthy chemicals and substances in them. Follow these links to familiarize yourself with the ingredients in your make-up and understand that changing to a natural or organic line will help you avoid exposing yourself to unneeded and harmful compounds.
- EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database
It’s our mission at Environmental Working Group to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. EWG’s Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals. We launched Skin Deep in 2004 to create online safety profiles for cosmetics and personal care products. Our aim is to fill in where industry and government leave off. Companies are allowed to use almost any ingredient they wish. The U.S. government doesn’t review the safety of products before they’re sold. Our staff scientists compare the ingredients on personal care product labels and websites to information in nearly 60 toxicity and regulatory databases.
- Bubble & Bee
- There are thousands of dangerous chemicals in cosmetics today. I’ve chosen these top five based on their risk, and their widespread useage. Use this list as a guide to help you decipher if what you’re buying is truly natural.
- Long List of Ingredients in Make-Up to Avoid
We’d like to empower you by sharing the ultimate list of makeup chemicals that you should avoid. Once you’ve learned which ingredients are bad for your skin and/or general health, you’ll be ready to shop for cosmetics which are purer and healthier. These days, there are lots of exciting cosmetics lines which offer products that are free of these harmful chemicals. For example, you’re not going to find these chemicals in cosmetics which are organic.