When switching to clean beauty, one of the first things you must learn, is to recognise toxic ingredients in your makeup products. You owe it to yourself, your health, your body, your skin, and your loved ones to make informed choices by knowing the ingredients in the beauty products you use.
It's so easy now with all the “Ingredient Checkers” available! ;)
No more slathering toxic chemicals on your skin and compromising your health for the sake of beauty.
These handy websites and apps will help you decode the marketing lingo (and those ingredients you can’t even pronounce) and understand the toxicity of the ingredients that are actually inside your beauty products, making you a more conscious consumer.
Think Dirty is one of the easiest ways to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. You just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, track dirty ingredients, and shop for cleaner options
Unlike other ingredient databases, Think Dirty focuses exclusively on the chemical content of the products in question. The database contains over 350,000+ products.
EWG’s Skin Deep cosmetic database lists easy-to-navigate hazard ratings for nearly 90,000 products and 9,000 ingredients on the market. EWG’s staff scientists compare the ingredients on personal care product labels and websites to information in nearly 60 toxicity and regulatory databases.
EWG Skin Deep
EWG gives a low, moderate or high score on concerns like a product's overall toxicity and its ability to cause cancer, developmental or reproductive harm. Just scan a barcode, search by name or browse by category, and EWG will give you an easy-to-understand 1-10 score (1 being the best!) backed by science you can trust. Better beauty and healthy living has never been easier.
SkinCarisma is a super-easy-to-use website that not only lists a product's ingredients but
also breaks them down into what they're actually doing for your skin, plus the suitability for each skin type. It also lets you know if the product contains parabens, sulfates, alcohol, silicone, and other commonly avoided ingredients by skincare enthusiasts.
SkinCarisma also has an Ingredient Safety Breakdown which refers to the percentage % of ingredients in different risk categories as classified by EWG (Environment Working Group).
I hope these clean beauty ingredient checkers will help you make better, more informed choices. If you have any questions or need help in switching to Clean Beauty, feel free to say hi and drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org! ;)