If you are game – you might like to take an eye-opening tour of your bathroom cabinet with Environmental Working Group’s SKIN DEEP. This is an online cosmetics and safety database that has been created so you can research the questionable ingredients in your skincare, haircare, cosmetics and beauty products… and thankfully look for alternatives that are safer for you and your family.

This easily accessible database matches the ingredients in more than 60,000 shampoos, makeup, deodorants, sunscreens, baby care and many other personal care products. It also includes many toxicity and regulatory databases. This is one of the best places we trust to find out about the products you put on to your body.

The great thing is it also helps to find products that are free of carcinogens, questionable additives and contaminants. Places like the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (http://www.safecosmetics.org/) and the Envirornmental Working Group (http://www.ewg.org/) allow us to search ingredients and products and make our home a safer place. The EWG designed this service to help fill the safety gaps left by the unregulated cosmetics industry, which has publicly assessed only 11% of the 10,500 ingredients in personal care products alone.

For more information visit Skin Deep – http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/