The FDA, nor any other governmental agency, requires companies to test their skin care personal products for safety! The Environmental Working Group (EWG), which I wrote about yesterday, has taken it upon them to evaluate many of these personal care products which we all use everyday and make their findings available to us.

They have created a fantastic, searchable database called “Skin Deep.” “Skin Deep” pairs ingredients in nearly 25,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated searchable data resource of its kind.

Their product evaluations include makeup, skin care, hair care, eye care, nail care, baby care, oral care and fragrances.

Their findings are sometimes very chilling.

You can access the database at

Joel T Nowak MA. MSW