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Skin Deep

Posted on: July 7, 2009

Ever wonder about all the ingredients in your products that you can’t pronounce? Or are you just concerned about what you put on your skin? Only 11 percent of the 10,500 ingredients in personal care products have been publicly assessed. Skin Deep is a service that aids in filling the safety gaps remaining from those unregulated cosmetics industries. It’s an online cosmetics safety database created by the Environmental Working Group. It can be used to research the products you already own or find safer at the store. Skin Deep is a searchable database that matches ingredients in more than 25,000 personal care products (such as shampoos, makeup, deodorants, and sunscreens) with 50 toxicity and regulatory databases. It gives you the power to find the most safety information anywhere about the products you put on your body. The advanced search also allows consumers to find products free of carcinogens, fragrance or contaminants.

Click here to check out Skin Deep

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2 Responses to "Skin Deep"

Is it possible that Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Glycine can come from a plant-based/vegetable source and thereby nullify the toxic effects if used in deodorants?

Just because something is derived from a plant doesn’t mean it’s not toxic to humans. Regardless, we are able to tolerate some toxic ingredients without short-term effects. It’s the long term effects we often don’t catch until it’s too late. This is why it’s always up for debate whether or not to use certain ingredients. Skin Deep is a good resource for those who are unsure and would prefer to not take any chances with certain ingredients. Much like the way the USDA has regulated organic food, Skin Deep is helping the consumer know exactly what they are buying.

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