Friday, April 3

{skin deep}


Have you ever checked out the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database?  It gives your cosmetics and skin care products a rating from 1-10 based on toxicity.  It's a little scary!  It turns out that all of my shampoos, conditioners, and shower washes contain harmful toxic chemicals--some cancerous!  Yikes!

"Skin Deep pairs ingredients in more than 42,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated data resource of its kind. Why did a small nonprofit take on such a big project? Because the FDA doesn't require companies to test their own products for safety."

My daily shower wash (a 7 out of 10 is baaad!)

So, maybe I'll use this one instead (a rating of 5 is only a moderate hazard!)

Lil Petunia's Johnson &Johnson's Baby wash gets a 4 which is why I still buy it for her even though she's not a baby anymore!  (She still likes it, anyway!)

My daily facial cleanser gets a 4--whew!

This Frederic Fekkai shampoo is rated a 9.  Ouch.

13 comments:

Preppy Sue said...

Wow, thanks for posting this. I just checked a handful of products we use and fortunately they were all 5 and below, but this is scary!

Pink Peonies & Pearls said...

Thanks or posting this! How scary that the things we use on a daily basis can be so harmful. Looks like I'll be buying more burt's bees from now on!

sparrowsandsparkles said...

Yes! I have used this site lots in the past. It is really scary some of the dangerous ingredients out there... especially in baby products and things you put right on your face. Thanks for the reminder... I haven't checked it in a while and I need to read up on some of the newer things out there! Have a great weekend :)

ashley said...

wow my oil of olay face moisturizer is a 7! and to think i use that everyday! thanks for this post!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I need to look into this, thanks for posting. And yikes, I used FF shampoo and conditioner for awhile.

Heather said...

I definitely need to check this out! Thanks for the tip.

Belle said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'm going to check it out right now.

have a great day!
belle

midnight macaroons said...

I went to a conference about 5 years ago regarding this topic. It scared me to death. I switched over to toxin-free and I can see a real difference in the appearance of my skin. I posted some products that I use. I've tried about everything organic and found some horrible lines. These I've been super thrilled with.

Preppy 101 said...

Thanks for this post - I think. I haven't checked my products yet. . . yikes!!

Purple Flowers said...

Thanks for the info. I may be changing some of my skin care products.

Muffy said...

That is SHOCKING!!!!!!

Pink Maple said...

Yikes, very scary! Thanks for posting.

Jaina said...

Okay, THAT'S beyond scary. Definitely heading over to check my products out.