Monday, June 01, 2009

Skin Deep

Skin Deep is a guide to cosmetic products compiled by the Environmental Working Group. It gives a score out of 10 for most body, cosmetic, baby, dental and perfume products on the market, so you can know the toxic burden of the stuff you use. It isn't the easiest site to navigate (long lists that you have to sift through a bit), but its rating system is good and easy to understand. When you click on a product, it gives you a run-down of all of its ingredients, how harmful they are, and what the potential effects are. I am not aware of a better, more complete database.