Last night, I got completely overwhelmed and frustrated at the sheer amount of beauty products that I’ve accumulated (for myself and the kiddos). In an effort to simplify and detoxify my skincare/cosmetics/beauty products, I wanted to get rid of the stuff with harmful ingredients. I’ve recently learned that your skin is an organ and your pores are like tiny little mouths that absorbs things into your body. Say what?! Yeah.
My original method to determine what I’d trash was going to be by reading the ingredient lists on everything but that got old fast. There had to be an app/website for that….there is (I had downloaded it a few months ago when I searching for safe sunscreen). Meet The Good Guide.
GoodGuide’s 0 to 10 rating system helps consumers quickly evaluate and compare products. Our mission is to help you shop your values wherever you shop.
I like the sound of that.
I decided to trash everything with a rating below 6 (for round 1) and boy was I surprised to learn that some of things I’d purchased have banned ingredients (like my Veet, I’m gonna need to switch to waxing or shaving for hair removal).
I was kind of surprised to find that some of the natural brands I’d purchased weren’t as great as they’d been marketed to be….whatever (thankfully, safer product alternatives are also listed so I can shop smarter in the future).
Here’s a video to explain The Good Guide a little better (they also have a great blog).
This is definitely step 1 for me and it’s a journey, like everything else.
What do you think about The Good Guide? What are your favorite resources for conscious cosmetic shopping? This is going to take some getting used to but it will be worth it.