Green Your Routine: Deciphering Body Product Labels

Green Your Routine: Deciphering Body Product Labels

Amber Byfield
Aug 3, 2010

By now we're well-versed (or getting there) in reading labels for foods, knowing how to choose sustainable fish, organic cereals, and more. But what about making sure we're getting the greenest products for our daily skin care and beauty routines? We happened upon a list that might help us make better-informed decisions.

When it comes to products that come into direct contact with our skin, we like to think being over-informed is better than being underly so. Many times the long ingredient names on shampoo bottles can throw us for a loop, but even we could follow this simple guide over at GOOD.

It will have you checking twice to be sure you're looking for products that sport third-party labels, and get a leg up on additives by reading the especially helpful Dirty Thirty guide, which lists known and possible carcinogens as they appear on cosmetic and bathroom products (like shampoos, perfumes, etc.).

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