“Each day women are exposed to about 168 chemicals in beauty products”, according to the Environmental Working Group. Considering it only takes 26 seconds for chemicals in your skincare to enter your bloodstream it makes a plenty of sense to take a closer look at what you’re using on your skin and home every single day.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but lately there’s a real movement around educating ourselves about the ingredients inside of food, skincare, and house cleaning products. Thankfully the digital age is conveniently supplying us with some fantastic tools to help decipher what’s safe and what’s not. The toxic products on the market are too extensive to list individually (and their own individual ingredient lists are often even more extensive). It’s a very confusing exercise trying to work out what’s safe and what’s not.
The good news is some clever people have developed apps that can help you field the differences between different products. Many of the listed products apply to those stocked in the USA however I have found many product listings apply internationally.
Here are some of the top rated apps for discerning shoppers: