Skin deep database- Are U ready to face the truth?

I came across the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics the other day and along with that EWG’s Skin Deep database. Skin Deep is a database that gives the consumer the power to put their products under the magnifying glas. The reason that Skin Deep was put into existence is, according to their website:

The American government doesn’t require health studies or pre-market testing of the chemicals in personal care products, even though just about everyone is exposed to them.

Isn’t this fact really scary? Even if the European union has banned some chemicals there are still more unknown or harmful chemicals in our products, even those marketed for children.

I have tried some of my products on the database as well as some ingredients, unfortunately I haven’t found those I own. Since the organisation is american I suppose the common products on the American market are easier to find. Such a database is more than welcome to Europe as well as other parts of the world (the whitening products in Asia f.e).

Let me know if you tested and if it was helpful for you!

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// Skin- Deep är en databas med produkter och ämnen där du får möjlighet som konsument att söka på produkter och/eller ingredienser och få en uppskattning av hur skadliga de är. Av dem produkter jag  testade fann jag endast någon enstaka så antagligen finns främst de produkter som är vanliga i den amerikanska marknaden. Initiativet är väldigt bra och det välkomnas till Europa och även andra delar av världen. Ta Asien och deras mani med whiteningprodukter som också är väldigt skadliga.

EWG: The Environmental Working Group is the nation’s most effective environmental health research and advocacy organization.  Our mission is to conduct original, game-changing research that inspires people, businesses and governments to take action to protect human health and the environment.

The true story of cosmetics! #swgreen

I came across a very clarifying and educational video from a action network called Campaign for safe cosmetics. On their site I can read that they are:

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of women’s, public health, labor, environmental health and consumer-rights organizations.

But first check out the video;

I have earlier written about this subject. The marketing of products that we are made to believe that we need and also the effect of the chemicals that come in contact with every day.  The sad thing is that companies can write WHATEVER they want on the label with no law regulating if it is true!

The video is about all the products in our home, the bathroom. There are some inconvenient truth told: Dozens of children’s bath products were found to contain chemicals that cause cancer in lab animals and are classified as probable human carcinogens. Many companies use the pink ribbon against cancer to promote their products, but shouldn’t they instead remove all the carcinogens?

Seeing this video I am so happy that I have decided to minimize the amount of products I use and instead use solutions that I can find in the kitchen. Like ecological coco-oil. But more about that another time!

(Check out these FAQ about the video)

// Helt värt att titta på denna video, som handlar om coctaileffekten jag tidigare tog upp. Kosmetika som finns i vårt badrum innehåller giftiga ämnen och många ämnen som rent av är bevisade cancerogena. Företagen kan skriva VAD DE VILL på sin produkt utan att det kontrolleras att det stämmer. Det verkar vara rena rama vilda västern när det gäller denna branch och jag tycker att det borde förändras! Tom babyschampo innehåller cancerogena ämnen.