Manufacturers frequently make changes to their product ingredients, formulations or labeling, and older versions may still be on store shelves or in your home. When possible, EWG's Guide rates all available versions. It's important to read the label every time you shop, even though many labels don't offer complete information.
Top scoring factors: May contain ingredients with potential for acute aquatic toxicity; general systemic/organ effects; biodegradation
Top scoring factors: Some concern for nervous system effects; respiratory effects; skin irritation/allergies/damage
Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.
PETA Cruelty-free Companies
Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."