Just type your product names into the search engine. There is a Hazard Score Key. It will also list the health concerns of the ingredients.
|Low hazard||Moderate hazard||High hazard|
Data availability rating: the scope of ingredient safety data contained in Skin Deep®, and the number of studies available in the open scientific literature
Example: Covergirl Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara
|Health concerns of ingredients|
|About the ratings|
|Developmental & reproductive toxicity|
|Allergies & immunotoxicity|
|Other HIGH concerns: Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards|
|Other MODERATE concerns: Contamination concerns|
|Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology, Data gaps|
You will then recognize them when you read the labels when you’re shopping. These websites have good summaries of ingredients:
So that you can stay away from synthetics which are in most cosmetics and skin care:
1) Carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals)
2) Teratogens (causing birth defects)
3) Reproductive toxins (male & female infertility)
4) Developmental toxins (unborn children)
5) Skin/sense organ toxicants (skin disease and rashes)
6) Allergenic Toxicants (causing allergies)
7) Mutagens (pre-cursor to cancer)
Here are a few great websites with names of great ingredients, and why.
If you are looking for great natural products, see my review of Best Natural Skin Care Products.