Wednesday, January 26, 2011

safe products list

here is where i have been for the past few days...research for you and me...
1. in the title i said "safe"...let me term that word loosely because some of the options that i have included in the list are not necessarily the safest option. i made the list based on products that i know that i can get at the stores that i frequent. they are much safer options that i am currently using and i will be making the switch asap. many of these items can still be purchased using coupons.
2. the following list has been created using the skin deep cosmetic safety data base
3. the items are ranks 0-10, "0" being the best ranking in regard to safety "10" being the worst and extremely hazardous to your health. when i did the research on the products that i was using i could not believe the number of PROVEN cancer causing chemicals as well as a whole slew of other disease causing chemicals were in "my products."
4. a couple of tips that i will give you in regard to the list is you need to purchase the exact item in the description...not one that is similar or the same brand. many brands differ greatly in their safety from product to product. for example: there is a pantene shampoo that is safe, but it is one of the only pantene products that is...everything else is filled with chemicals that threaten your family's health. the other tip is organic is not always better. I WAS SHOCKED at the number of "organic" products that were ranked "5" or above.
5. please email or comment with any questions. also use the above link to check out any other products that you are currently using. this list is certainly not exhaustive, however, it is a guide that i think will help you be a wise and thrifty safety consumer.

SCALE: 0-2 low hazard 3-6 moderate hazard 7-10 high hazard

Hand Soap:

Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Fragrance Free- 0

Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Hemp (citrus orange, eucalyptus, peppermint) pure-castile bar soap made with organic oils- 1

Ivory Bar Soap, Simply Ivory- 3

Dove Beauty Bar with Moisturizing Lotion for sensitive skin- 3


Alba Botanica Sun: Mineral Suncreen Fragrance Free, SPF 30- 2

Alba Botanica Sun: Mineral Suncreen Kids, SPF 30- 2

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Baby, SPF 30+ - 2

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sensitive, SPF 30+ - 2

Johnson & Johnson Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40- 2

Coppertone Kids Pure and Simple Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50- 3

Coppertone Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50- 3

Coppertone Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Faces- 3

Coppertone Water Babies Pure and Simple Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50- 3

Coppertone Water Babies Pure and Simple Sunscreen- 3

CVS Baby Sunstick SPF 50- 3

CVS Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide SPF 45+ - 3


Toms of Maine Natural Deodorant Body Bar Lemongrass - 0

Burts Bees Outdoor Herbal Deodorant- 1

Almay Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Clear Gel, Unscented- 1

Mitchum Antiperspirant & Deodorant Clear, Gel, Sport- 1

Lady Mitchum Clear Gel Antiperspirant & Deodorant Unscented- 1

Speed Stick Antiperspirant & Deodorant Solid, Unscented- 1

Ban Classic Invisible Solid Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Unscented- 1

Baby Wipes:

Seventh Generation Unscented with Aloe Vera and Vit. E- 1

Pampers Sensitive Wipes- 3

Pampers Natural with Aloe- 3

Make Up:

This area is too huge to cover (look for yourself I was SHOCKED at mine)…two good options at the drug store are

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Pressed Powder (sand beige, warm beige, translucent medium)- 2

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% natural Origin matte finish veil translucent- 2


Physicians Formula Retro Glow Ultra Dramatic Mascara Ultra Black- 2

Sephora Brand Lash Stretcher- 3

Rimmel Volume Flash Instant Thickening Mascara- 3

L’Oreal Double Extend Waterproof Lash Fortifier & Extender Mascara, Black-3

Revlon Mascara Blackest Black 621- 3


Shaklee Baby Baby Lotion- 1

Aveeno Daily Baby Moisturizing Lotion- 2

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion- 2

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free- 2

Aveeno Anti-itch Concentrated Lotion with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal(anti-itch/rash cream-2

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion (moisturizer)- 2

Aveeno Anti-itch Concentrated Lotion(anti-itch/rash cream)- 2

CVS Daily Moisturizing Lotion with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal (facial moisturizer/treatment)- 2

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Daily Therapeutic Lotion, Body Moisturizer, Fragrance Free (moisturizer)- 2

Walgreens Natural Oatmeal Daily Moisturizing Lotion(moisturizer)- 2

Yes To Carrots Daily Moisture Body Lotion(moisturizer)- 2

Lip Balm:

White Petroleum Jelly- 0

Dr. Bronner’s Magic organic (orange ginger, Lemon-Lime, Naked, Peppermint) Lip Balm- 1

Softlips Organic (Honeydew, Pomegranate) Lip Balm Conditioner-1

Eos Lip balm sphere (summer fruit, honey suckle honey dew)- 1

Burts Bees Lip Balm-2

ChapStick Botanical Medley-2

ChapStick Lip Butter-2

ChapStick Lip Balm , All Natural- 2


Tom’s Of Maine Antiplaque Spearmint- 1

Arm & Hammer Teeth Whitening Booster Toothpaste- 2

CVS Apple Banana Toothpaste- 2

Crest Whitening Plus Scope Citrus Splash- 3


Burts Bees Outdoor Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar- 0

Pantene Pro V Brunette Expressions Color Enhancing Shampoo- 1

(Nutmeg to Dark Chocolate and Auburn to Burgundy)…ONLY

Giovanni Magnetic Energizing Shampoo- 2

Mr. Bubble 3 in 1 Extra Gentle Body Wash, Shampoo, and Bubble Bath- 3

Neutrogena, T-Sal Maximum Strength Therapeutic Shampoo- 3

TIGI Bed Head Self Absorbed Shampoo - 3

Baby Shampoo:

Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash - Fragrance Free - 2

Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo, Lightly Scented - 3

Baby Lotion:

Dr. Bronner's Magic Organic Baby Body Balm - 1



Giovanni Hair Care Natural Styling Mousse- 1

Sunsilk Anti Flat Weightless Volume Crème with collagen c- 4

Pantene Pro V Building Mousse- 5

these mousse products are terrible...there are very few household name brands that are not extremely harmful (same with gel and hair spray...just think you get to inhale the hairspray too)

Hair Gel:

Burts Bees Outdoor Miracle Salve- 0

Dr. Bronners Magic Organic (Peppermint/Lavendar coconut) Hair Cream- 2

TreSemme Clean Hold Gel- 2

VO5 Hair Dress Gray/White- 2 (who cares if it is for white hair...use it:)

Hair Spray:

TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Spritz and Shine - 1

Giovanni Hair Care Prod. F.N.M Styling L.A. Hold Spritz - 2

Aqua Net Professional Hair Spray, Extra Super Hold Unscented - 4 SHOCKER!!!!!!!!

Aussie Instant Freeze Hairspray, Maximum Hold, Non Aerosol- 4 (just bought some of this today until i can get some of the TIGI...the one i was using was a 10...uugh!)

ThermaSilk Heat Activated Ultra Hold, Non-Aerosol Hairspray- 4

Vapor Rub:

CVS Medicated Chest Rub- 2

I really hope that this is helpful. It was a labor of love:). If you would like this list in a word document format, I can email it to you. I am so glad that Emily at Living Renewed posted this information about the cosmetic safety data base.

~type to you soon~

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