Help end the wide spread science-fiction being spread by the Environmental Working Group, aka Skin Deep, aka Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Use real science to determine the safety of cosmetics. The real truth is that cosmetics are safe. Ingredients and cosmetics are regulated not only by the FDA but by the industry itself. No one, and I mean no one, wants to put out an unsafe cosmetic. Nobody, and again I mean nobody, has ever died from the use of cosmetics, and yet the EWG would have you believe the opposite if you read their Skin Deep report.
Let me introduce you to the informative website CosmeticsInfo.org which provides consumers with an in-depth online resource to learn the facts and the science behind cosmetic and personal care products and their ingredients. The site gives consumers user-friendly access to current, factual, and scientifically-based information on cosmetic and ingredient safety.
The site was developed because the Peronal Care Products Council believes that consumers have the right to know what ingredients are in the products they use. The Web site was developed to give consumers easier, user-friendly access to this information so they can make informed decisions about personal care products and understand how cosmetic companies go about the safety assessment process, how cosmetics are regulated, and how to read a cosmetic or personal care product label.
The site also provides consumers with links to other authoritative bodies including: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Toxicology Program, the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the American Academy of Dermatology as well as references to scientific research and studies.
Cosmetics Info is an in-depth resource that is continuously updated based on the latest scientific research. There are over 1,850 ingredients already listed on this site, which means that consumers can find safety information for the vast majority of ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products on the market today. The site is divided into two primary sections; safety information pages and an ingredient database.
Consumers can easily find information on:
- How to read labels on cosmetics and personal care products.
- Cosmetic & personal care product safety
- The Cosmetic Ingredient Review
- Links to the FDA
- Strict Regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- How cosmetics and personal care products are regulated in the EU, Japan and Canada.
- The Science of Safety
- Science & Regulation of Cosmetics
- The Consumer Commitment Code
- The History of Cosmetics
The site also includes information from the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel, which was stablished in 1976 with support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Federation of America, CIR is an independent, nonprofit body of world renowned scientific and medical experts that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics in an open forum and publishes its results in peer-reviewed scientific literature.
Cosmetic Info has many helpful resources at their website including:
- Consumers can access VIDEOS that offer an inside, behind-the-scenes look into how personal care product companies ensure product safety. My personal favorite is The Importance of Preservatives.
- The site allows users to easily browse for information by product categoryincluding Baby, Bath, Eye Makeup, Facial Makeup, Fragrances, Hair Products, Hair Dye & Color Products, Nail Products, Oral Care, Personal Cleanliness Products, Shaving Products, Skin Care Products, and Suncare & Sunscreen Products.
- Consumers can use the search engine on the home page to find more detailed information by typing in a specific ingredient name, product type or issue in the home page’s search function.
- Consumers can reference an extensive GLOSSARY that defines terms used throughout the website.
- A very detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about cosmetic products, ingredients, and safety can also be found on the site.
Please help end wide spread panic and over regulation by spreading the word about organizations like Cosmetic Info that use real science to give honest information.