Cosmetic and Personal Care Products

Environmental Working Group Skin Deep: Cosmetics Database

Searchable database of over 70,000 personal care products with EWG hazard assessment.

Environmental Working Group: 2018 Sunscreen Guide

Annual report which identifies safer sunscreens and chemicals to avoid in sunscreen.

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: Get the Facts

Overview of issue of cosmetic safety.  Explains the federal regulatory system and lack of oversight of personal care products. Describes CSC’s efforts to create better federal regulation

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Red List: Chemicals to avoid

Most important chemicals to avoid by product category.  Print out and take with you while shopping.

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Think Dirty App

Online app to “think dirty shop clean.”  Use your smart phone to scan products and quickly determine which have higher hazard ratings.

Women’s Voices for the Earth

WVE has been leading efforts to ensure that tampons and sanitary pads are not treated with chemicals that can be absorbed into our bodies.  Both fragranced and unscented products may have chemicals to avoid.   Fact sheets, testing results, and full reports on tampons, pads, and other feminine hygiene items.