The Cosmetic Safety Database is one of the best resources you have.
We’ve talked before about the Cosmetic Safety Database. It’s a website where you can search to see if any particular personal product or ingredient in a personal product, such as a skin care or anti aging product, is safe to use.
Today we’ve decided to put up a video for you to actually see how to do this. It’s not difficult but for some it might be a little daunting and so seeing it done is always the best way to get started yourself. Just follow the same process that you see in the video.
This is the first in a series of videos about how to use the Database. Over the next few days we’ll be adding more, telling you about how to search individual products as well as how to search individual product ingredients, and even product manufacturers.
As we say in the video however, you can’t rely on the results of a search 100%. There are always shades of gray in these things. There are always data gaps, meaning that all of the data is not available. And it’s astounding the number of new chemicals that are used in these types of products that haven’t been tested for human safety, so no one even knows if they are safe or not. That’s a data gap.
But it’s about the best place to start if you’re worried about the possible health risks of some personal products that you may be concerned about buying or may use now. Use the information as a starting point to more research, and if you see a score of 7 or above consider using a safer alternative unless you can see powerful reasons to stick with that particular product.
But for the moment the Cosmetic Safety Database is the best tool we’ve got to find out more about the possible health risks of so many personal products.
Enjoy the video, we hope you find it instructive.
Here’s the link to the Cosmetic Safety Database.
And if you’d like to find out which skin care products we consider to be both the safest, and the most effective, click here.Written by - Natural Skin Health