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Skin Deep Database: A Feelgood Resource


When you’re thinking about trying a new product, label reading can be confusing. Some ingredients that sound scary aren’t, and some that sound completely innocent turn out to be toxic or environmentally unfriendly. What’s a gal to do?

That’s where the Skin Deep database comes in. They list thousands of beauty products from hundreds of companies and rate them on toxicity. You can also use the database to search for individual ingredients.

If standing in the cosmetics aisle looking for an eco-friendly, healthy product isn’t your cup of tea, you can even do more generic searches and get to know products that are healthy. For example, if you search for “eyeshadow,” you’ll see all of the eyeshadows in their database with rankings. With a quick click, you can sort the data so the lowest-ranked items, which are safest, come up to the top.

Need a bit more guidance on searching the database? Terry Bly’s got you covered with 6 easy steps for using the Skin Deep Database.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by knittycent

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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