How Safe Is Your Cosmetic?

You can find out how safe your particular brand of cosmetic and health care product by going to the Environmental Working Group website and look for its Cosmetics Database.

You can search over 78,000 products and it will tell you the “hazard score” from 0 to 10 (where 10 being hazardous).  The score is colored coded green, yellow, and red.

You can drill down into the product and it will tell you the ingredients that are of concern.  They look at Overall Hazard, Cancer Hazard, Developmental & reproductive toxicity, allergies & immunotoxicity, etc.