Did you know that the U.S. government doesn’t review the safety of cosmetics before they’re sold? Or that companies can pretty much use whatever ingredient they want, even if studies show it may be harmful? If you’re starting to worry about what’s in your makeup bag or bathroom drawer, rest a little easier knowing there are organizations like Environmental Working Group (EWG) and companies like Conscience Products that understand the importance of safe cosmetics.
At EWG, staff scientists compare the ingredients on personal care product labels to information in nearly 60 toxicity and regulatory databases. EWG’s Skin Deep database then provides you with safety ratings for products and ingredients on the market. Conscience Products only sells items deemed to be “safe” according to EWG. All of our products are a four or lower on EWG’s 1-10 rating system (10 being the highest risk).
Thinking buying natural or organic products eliminates any danger? Think again. Products labeled “organic” or “natural” can contain petrochemicals and no certified organic or natural ingredients whatsoever, the EWG reports. Organic certified products can also contain as little as 10% organic ingredients by weight or volume.
So, what’s a cosmetics lover to do? Knowing the reality is half the battle. The next step is research. Look into the products you’re using and switch to safer alternatives if necessary. Take control of your health while also delighting in the world of beauty. And remember, Conscience Products is on your side; we want you to use safe products, and we refuse to carry items that have garnered an EWG rating higher than four. Browse our selection for yourself and compare to substandard items that may be putting you at risk.If the ingredients are banned in the European Union, Canada, and Japan, why are they allowed in the U.S.? That’s the case for more than 500 products. Then there’s the 61% of tested lipsticks that contained lead residue. Or there’s the alarming 22% of all personal care products that may contain the cancer-causing impurity 1,4-dioxane. These are just a few of the EWG’s frightening findings.