Ever looked at the labels on your shampoos, moisturizers and cosmetics? Do you really know what chemicals you’re putting on your body?

EWG scientist Nneka Leiba explains some helpful tips on what to watch out for before you buy.

Most Americans use about 10 personal care products a day. And they think that the government is making sure these products are safe — but the scary truth is, it’s not. That’s why Environmental Working Group scientists have put together easy-to-use tips on how to read labels on personal care products.

For more tips, get EWG’s Healthy Living Tips Booklet: www.ewg.org/HHTBooklet

For more information on cosmetics and other health products, check out EWG’s Skin Deep Database: www.ewg.org/skindeep

13 Comments

  • kdw4jc

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    Thank you, EWG & Nneka Leiba. Years ago, I was amazed to learn that skin consumes as much if not more than the mouth/digestive system does by eating and drinking. I was already an avid label-reader when shopping for food and cleansers toward healthy and non-toxic life. Yet, I was shocked and outraged when I discovered toxins on personal care items. I appreciate EWG as an amazing, comprehensive resource for the many facets of health and as a consumer advocate.

  • Lash’d Eyelash Extension & Cosmetics

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    Very informative, will be sharing with my customers. Thank you

  • Feed Your Soul TV

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    great vid! keep up the excellent work 🙂

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  • Julian Ivanov

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    PEG and Polyethylen glycol is the same…

  • Environmental Working Group (EWG)

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    Hi Kimberleigh, Thank you for your interest in our work. Check out EWG's Skin Deep Database and its methodology page (link in the video's description) for more information on our research. -Christina with EWG

  • Environmental Working Group (EWG)

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    Thank you for your support!

  • Дмитрий Рубль

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    Черная Собчак?

  • Previse SkinCare

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    Thank you for creating this wonderful video. We will save and share with all our Previse Skincare clients, patients and accounts. This is exactly what they are asking for, and coming from such an incredible source — the message will go a very, very long way!!!

    Cheers, Previse Skincare team

  • Kimberleigh Cox

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    where is the research to support this info? I would like to read more especially since polyethyelene glycol is commonly used medicinally even in children (eg. Miralax)…and I would like to know if this is the same product ingredient and what the risks are… anyone with rigorous evidence-based resources, pls post-thanks!

  • Renee Faith

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    What a terrific site! Someone is actually looking out for us!
    THANKS.

  • multiluna99

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    Y me gustaría q los latinos q no sabemos inglés estemos informados gracias

  • multiluna99

    Posted July 11, 2021 4:12 am

    Podrían poner subtítulos en español esta muy interesante

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