Things are moving forward in the beauty industry as more and more consumers are learning about chemicals in beauty products and what ingredients to avoid. Consumers are questioning what they are putting on their bodies and the demand for safe cosmetics is rising.

People are also learning that the FDA and the government are not making sure these products are safe. That’s why the Environmental Working Group has put together easy to use tips  on how  to read labels on personal care and beauty products. Check out EWG’s video featuring Senior Analst Nneka Leiba on what chemical ingredients to look for before you take out your wallet.

Some products have major safety concerns – skip those likely to contain dangerous chemicals, such as:

  • Hair straighteners
  • Loose powders
  • Perfumes
  • Dark permanent hair dyes
  • Skin lighteners
  • Ingredients that have harmful contaminants

Find safe cosmetics by learning how to read labels in the video below.