Sometimes trying to figure out how to find safe personal care products and what ingredients to avoid can be overwhelming. Depending on where you look, you might even find conflicting information that will only aggravate the headache you’ve developed in the process of your search. Below, I’ve provided a list of helpful resources that break down the details for us in a palatable way.
- Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety This website is crucial if you want to know how cosmetics are classified and regulated in Canada. It also provides a of ingredients banned from use.
developed by the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia This site compiles an extensive list of common hazardous chemicals found in beauty products and explains why they are problematic. It also ranks and recommends a wide range of natural product brands for eye and face make-up, hair care, feminine hygiene and much more.
- by Sarah Callard
This collection of advice works as a guide for navigating away from toxic additives, and offers do-it-yourself beauty suggestions in an easy to read and visually appealing format.
- The “Personal Care” section of this online store provides a green rating and review of the products it sells, including an assessment of ingredients, packaging and process. Amazing!
- on The Huffington Post
Dr. Epstein is a professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. His blog posts focus on health and cancer prevention, many of which are dedicated to highlighting the human health risks associated with personal care products.
- The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Supplies an array of information on ingredients found in beauty products, multi-national legislation on cosmetics, as well as links to scientific studies, books and eco-blogs.
- Cosmeticsinfo.org sponsored by the Personal Care Products Council and its member companies. This website shares data on the testing, safety, and regulations of beauty care products and their ingredients.
- by Sarah Callard