Tag Archives: personal care products

GoodGuide Roots for Safer Cosmetics in 2011

“Personal care product” is an umbrella term for all beauty and hygiene products. The idiom is an ironic one; while the title implies that these products contribute to our health and well-being, it is now widely understood that personal care … Continue reading

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Two Daily Beauty Routines

Above are two images that illustrate the ingredient exposure resulting from two different approaches to shopping for personal care products. Both images are based on sixteen products that are pretty standard in a woman’s daily beauty routine.

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What’s in Baby Shampoo with Dr. GoodGuide, Dara O’Rourke

When it comes to baby shampoo, most important for your kids is what’s in the product, not what a company claims on the packaging has been taken out. GoodGuide’s founder, Dara O’Rourke, tells you what to look for and what … Continue reading

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Behind the Ratings: Tampons

After several months of reviewing scientific articles, pondering rating schemes, surviving awkward moments in the feminine hygiene aisles of local stores, and analyzing products, we are proud to announce the launch of GoodGuide’s tampon ratings. Starting last week, individuals have … Continue reading

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Tips to Picking the Best Deodorant (and Antiperspirant)

Sweat itself is almost odorless—it is the bacteria feeding on the sweat that emits an odor. Antiperspirants reduce sweat, deodorants prevent bacterial growth or in some cases bind to foul smelling molecules to eliminate odor. Sometimes scents are also used … Continue reading

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Wearing Hundreds of Chemicals Without Knowing It

Recently, a British poll shed light on the potentially large exposure to chemicals that many women may face because of their heavy use of personal care products. The deodorant company, Bionsen, funded a survey of 2000 women that discovered the … Continue reading

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Denmark Exposes the Risks to Two-Year Olds

With two young nephews, I’m very concerned about their exposures to chemicals in consumer products and food, since we don’t know how all the chemicals may add up or how they may interact. Based on what science we do have, … Continue reading

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