Green Beauty Fakers

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We talked not too long ago about the Skin Deep Database as an excellent resource for discovering just how eco-friendly and healthy beauty products are. It looks like the Organic Consumers Association has taken things a step further, using the database to call out big name “green” beauty brands that could use a bit of work. Jennifer Chait at Green Options says:

The Organic Consumers Association just released a new spreadsheet doc summarizing "Organic Cheater brand" products and their Hazard Rankings according to the Environmental Working Group’s "Skin Deep" Cosmetic Safety Database.

The document is a simple Google spreadsheet, organized by brand. Check out the Organic Cheater Brand spreadsheet for deets. I was pretty shocked that brands like JASON, who I regarded pretty highly, scored in the yellow and red.

Of course, you can always ditch the store-bought cosmetics all together in favor of home made beauty supplies!

Are any of the brands that you favor on this list?

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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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