There are so many ways in which we can help the environment and beauty products is one that isn’t looked at often enough. Check the labels of your favorite beauty products and see what toxins you are putting on your body & face every day.
Most beauty products today contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or other related toxins. A report published in the Journal of The American College of Toxicology in 1983 showed that concentrations as low as 0.5% could cause irritation and concentrations of 10-30% caused skin corrosion and severe irritation. National Institutes of Health “Household Products Directory” of chemical ingredients lists over 80 products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Some soaps have concentrations of up to 30%, which the ACT report called “highly irritating and dangerous“.
Check out the Guide to Less Toxic Products for information on the toxicity, less toxic alternatives and home-made alternatives.
Check your products with the amazing database at Skin Deep: The Cosmetic Safety Database by Environmental Working Group. It gives you the Hazard level, what the ingredients are linked to, if they test on animals and if they are a Compact for Safe Cosmetics signer. After looking at the toxicity of your beauty products you will want to switch to the greener side of beauty products too.
Here is a list of green, organic, eco-friendly, beauty products you should try: