Category Archives: Behind the Ratings

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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Behind a Product Rating – Hand Wash

Method Gel Hand Wash Gets a GoodGuide Rating of 10 Health Rating: 10 Negative Aspects: 8. There are 3 ingredients listed that are restricted for use (follow the links for more information about each ingredient): Glycerin, Citric Acid, and D&C Red 33 Certifications: 10. This product is … Continue reading

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Behind the Ratings: Baby and Kids Personal Care

The average American is said to use nine personal care products containing more than 126 different ingredients every day. When choosing products we use on and around us, is it best to choose the product with less ingredients? Or the … Continue reading

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