Are your beauty products safe?

I know for a lot of us a better question would be “are your baby’s beauty products safe?”  This is a great tool for those of us that are concerned about what we put on our bodies.  The Skin Deep Safe cosmetics database has a toxic rating for just about every beauty product out there.  They range from 0-10 with 10 being really toxic.  It has products broke down into baby care, eye care, nail care, etc and then broken down further into subcategories.

I have only used this for baby items and was shocked and not so shocked by what I found so far.  The Aveeno baby soap and shampoo that I have been using on Lily was rated a 3, I guess that’s not really so bad but I want better.  I was not really surprised to find that just about all Johnson and Johnson products were over a 3 and most much higher.  I didn’t see anything lower then a 3 but I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt.

I want to know why it is that products that are made specifically for our babies are harsh and toxic when they are labeled safe and gentle?

The nurse that facilitates my breastfeeding/mom support group gave us the web address last week and I wanted to share with you all.  I hope you find it as interesting as I did.

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8 thoughts on “Are your beauty products safe?

  1. Hmmm…thanks for the site. I wasn’t very happy to see the Burt Bee’s products I use for my little on with a 4. I need to look at how they are doing the ratings.

    • Yesterday at our group meeting the other Mom’s and I were talking about the fact that we wanted to know more about how they get their toxic rating. I was shocked to see Burt Bee’s so high up there too.

  2. I worry about this too. Sometimes I feel like there are so many chemicals in everything (shampoo, sunscreen, food, even clothing!) that I don’t even know where to start.

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