Skin Care

“A cosmetic manufacturer may use almost any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market the product without an approval from FDA,” according to the FDA.

Skin Care – The EWG’s guide to buying less toxic skin care products. Either search for the product you use or click on a cosmetics category to find the best products.

Sunscreen Guide – Sunscreen is essential for keeping your skin protected from the sun, however, a great deal of sunscreens contain toxic ingredients. The EWG sunscreen guide is your essential guide for buying better sunscreens for yourself and your family.

Avoid oxybenzone, a synthetic estrogen that penetrates the skin and can disrupt the hormone system. Look for products with zinc oxide, 3 percent avobenzone or Mexoryl SX. They protect skin from harmful UVA radiation,” according to the EWG.

EWG Verified – Look for the EWG Verified logo when you buy skin care products. The list of products is short and most are not commercially available, but hopefully this list will grow so we can find these products at our local stores.

“EWG VERIFIED™ takes the Skin Deep® rating system one step further – by also asking companies to submit significantly more detailed information to help confirm that companies are making full disclosure to their consumers, that their products are adequately preserved and free of contaminants, and that manufacturing processes meet EWG’s rigorous criteria. Before a company is allowed to use the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, it must meet all of our criteria and provide additional information not found on the label – an effort to drive the market toward greater transparency,” according to the EWG.




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Hi! I’m Rebecca. I write about sustainable solutions to environmental problems that work for even the busiest women. Environmental issues are complicated and can seem overwhelming. I break big problems down into smaller, more bite-sized solutions.

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