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New and improved Skin Deep database

Three years ago, EWG launched a unique online consumer database called Skin Deep that assesses and compares the safety of personal care products. To this day, Skin Deep is the only online resource for...
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Skin Deep®

Since 2004, EWG's Skin Deep® cosmetic database has helped people protect themselves from potentially toxic chemicals in personal care and beauty products.

The Story of Skin Deep

It started with a simple question – how many personal care products do people use every day?

EWG’s Skin Deep® Database Adds Filter To Identify Products by Black-Owned Brands

WASHINGTON – Buying products from Black-owned beauty brands is a powerful way to support the Black community directly. To make finding their beauty products easier, including clean options, the...

EWG Gives Skin Deep a Makeover

Skin Deep boasts a new look today, featuring smoother navigation, easier search functions and additional tips for consumers looking for information on the ingredients in their soap, deodorant...

Skin Deep and Healthy Home Tips Across the Web

News coverage of EWG topics including cosmetics and household toxins appeared across the web from sites including the Los Angeles Times, Shine by Yahoo!, and Prevention. EWG released a statement on a...

Shopping For Cosmetics? Take EWG’s Skin Deep App

Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep App is here! EWG's popular online consumer guide to more than 78,000 personal care products is now available as an App for the iPhone and Android.

Coming soon: EWG's Skin Deep mobile app

You asked for it, and we're building it: a mobile shopping app for EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.

Looking for the Perfect Cosmetics Gift Box? Shop Smarter with EWG’s Skin Deep

Every holiday shopping season, stores nationwide offer deals on a wide assortment of fragrance and cosmetics gift sets. Nearly every major retailer, from the high-end department store to the...

EWG News Roundup (2/12): Black-Owned-Brand Filter Added to Skin Deep® Database, EWG Calls on EPA To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide and More

EWG News Roundup (2/12): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

9 safer shopping tips from the pros @ Skin Deep

For me, EWG's Skin Deep database has always been a place to get a score. Then, depending where in the 1 to 10 hazard range my personal care product falls (come on, toothpaste, get a 1!), either rush...

Hair Color With Less Harm: New In-Home Hair Dyes in Skin Deep®

As many hair salons remain closed months into the national shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, at-home hair dyes are flying off store shelves. But many of these products may contain...

2011 Sunscreen Database Profiles 1,700 Products

Consumers can trust a slim 20 percent of the beach and sport sunscreens assessed for the 2011 sun season, according to Environmental Working Group's survey of over 1,700 sun products.

Protecting Your Skin From Winter Weather

Winter is here, and that means colder temperatures and drier air. In the grips of a global pandemic, more of us are spending time outdoors. But being outside in the cold can bring cracked lips and dry...

What Caused Your Child’s Allergic Skin Reaction?

Your child has developed a red, itchy, or sore rash. Your little one may have a case of contact dermatitis, an eczema-like skin condition caused by touching something that triggers an allergic...

EWG news roundup (12/17): California regulators poised to increase cost of rooftop solar, keeping skin healthy during winter and more

EWG news roundup (12/17): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

4 Ways to Protect Your Skin from Winter Weather

It may not feel like winter right now, but we know that won't last. It will get cold outside – and our skin will sure know it. Dropping temperatures and outdoor fun mean dry skin, cracked lips and...

NY Times: Less is more when it comes to skin care

The New York Times' most emailed article of the day reports on the absurd marketing claims for cosmetic skin creams and the high prices the products demand. A Manhattan dermatologist recommends...

EWG news roundup (11/5): EWG’s 2021 national drinking water database and more

EWG news roundup (11/5): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Keeping Up With the New Kardashian Beauty Products

I'm a big fan of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," so when Kim Kardashian West launched her new beauty line, I was eager to buy her Crème Contour and Highlight Kit. Expecting the kits to sell out in...

Winter warning: Avoid harmful chemicals when battling dry skin

It’s getting cold in many parts of the U.S., and our skin knows it.

EWG news roundup (1/28): EWG’s crop insurance database, ‘forever chemicals’ in various textiles and more

EWG news roundup (1/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Cosmetics Reform Featured in Latest Episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Last night, the reality television show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” featured Kourtney Kardashian describing her routine use of EWG's Healthy Living app and our consumer databases like Skin Deep®...