Category Archives: Behind the Ratings

Cleaning Products Right to Know Act – What Does it Mean For Consumers?

In October of 2017, a landmark deal was signed by Governor Brown of California. The Cleaning Products Right to Know Act of 2017  requires cleaning product manufacturers to include a complete ingredient list on all cleaning products sold in the … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between GoodGuide and EWG Ratings?

Value judgments are unavoidable in rating systems. The product rating systems from EWG and GoodGuide are no exception. While it’s hard to speak to how EWG rates products, we can highlight a few similarities and differences, based on what we … Continue reading

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What’s in Shaving Cream?

The average adult in the U.S. will shave 14,000 times in their life. That’s roughly a shave every other day, for 75 years. Using 400 cans of shaving cream products per person. Shaving products as a category include tools, razors, … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Food? Decoding the Labels

This post was posted in partnership with the team from Fix.com. You can read their complete post here. GoodGuide Food Ratings A walk down any grocery aisle is the best real-life illustration of American’s current eating habits. 23 variations of … Continue reading

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Ingredient Spotlight: Parabens

What are Parabens and should they be avoided? Marketing messages loaded with ingredient based buzzwords fill store aisles in the personal care department. There are packaging claims that target consumer desires, like all-natural and hypoallergenic. Or the ones that are … Continue reading

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What Is (your) Sunscreen Made Of?

Category Spotlight: Sunscreen Sunscreen is a $1.85 billion industry in the US. The sun care category is among the fastest growing in skin care overall, supported by growing consumer awareness about the dangers of sun-damaged skin. When choosing a new … Continue reading

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Best Way to Avoid Undisclosed Ingredients? Know Your Scents 

The term “fragrance” as listed on an ingredient label is protected under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1966. Fragrance is still considered a proprietary ingredient, and unfortunately the regulation designed to conceal ingredients from the eyes of competitors … Continue reading

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