ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP VIP BEAUTY GIFTING SUITE
Hey Darlings! This past week I had to opportunity to attend a VIP Beauty Gifting Suite with the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Whats the EWG’s Mission: Their is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. EWG has worked diligently to ensure that when you see their mark you instantly know that its a mark that you can trust.
With thousands of personal care and consumer products on the market, it can be overwhelming to know which ones are safer and healthier for your family. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark does the work for you. When you see the EWG VERIFIED™ mark on a product, you can be sure it’s free from EWG’s chemicals of concern and meets our strictest standards for your health. As of today, 1,324 products have been approved for the EWG VERIFIED™ mark. This makes you really think about what you’re putting in your hair and what beauty products are added to your skin.
The event was filled with beauty influencers, VIP guest and brand representatives. As the gifting suite progressed the attendees enjoyed fresh pressed juice, small bites and bubbly.
After attending this event I have a renewed mind about what I put on my skin and what harmful chemicals could be included in the brands that I currently use. So how do can you pick safer products?
- Use EWG’s Skin Deep to find better options
- Opt for fewer products
- Read ingredients and choose wisely
- Claims like “gentle” and “natural” could be ad hype
When shopping, check the ingredient list and avoid the following:
- Your Body: Triclocarban (bar soap) & Triclosan (liquid soap)
- Moisturizing: Retinyl palmitate or retinol in daytime skin products
- Your Teeth: Triclosan in toothpaste
- Your Lips: Retinyl palmitate or retinol
- Your Nails: Formaldehyde or formalin in polish, hardeners or other nail products; toluene; Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
- Your Hair: “Fragrance”; PEG, ceteareth and polyethylene; Parabens: propyl, isopropyl, butyl, isobutyl and DMDM hydantion
I also learned some additional Facts while at the event. Here’s a few:
- 40 percent of women usually buy products free of parabens, phthalates and sulfates
- It has been eighty years since Congress last passed legislation regulating the cosmetics industry.
- The average woman uses 12 personal products daily and is EXPOSED TO HUNDREDS OF CHEMICALS – none of which are required to be tested for safety.
During the event we were introduced to a host of EWG VERIFIED Brands at the Pop-up:
Sally B’s Skin Yummies
Be Natural Organics
Bets & Emy
C2 California Clean
The Spa Dr.
Thank you EWG for the amazing VIP goodie bag. I can’t wait to try them.