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The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database Ratings, from 0-2, are in the parentheses after the specific product. 0-2 is the safe range, 0 being completely non-toxic. The EWG rating system is not perfect and it is important to review the ingredients on products. However, it is a fantastic starting place for learning about ingredients and possible toxicity. Some companies have been known to not send in the full listing and thus rate higher than they should and some ingredients have been entered into the system in such a manner as to come out in the toxic range when it is not at all toxic. See the Misinformation of “Skin Deep” on the Sukipure website if you are interested in knowing more about the strengths and weaknesses of the EWG skin deep database. Overall I am a huge believer in the work of the Environmental Working Group and this incredible database. No one can expect it to be perfect. People just have to be aware.
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1. Coastal Classic Creations (First Place!)
Top EWG ratings (0) for everything! lipstick, lipliner, eyeshadow, eyeliner, body powder, blush, bronzer, concealer
If you want to learn about cosmetic ingredients. Visit their
website. They are not just offering products they are offering
the truth! So rare! I simply cannot say enough about them.
If you have tried their lipstick let me know what you think.
Coastal classic creations stargazer, EWG Rating (0) www.coastalclassiccreations.com
Coastal classic creations blush seascape creme, EWG Rating (0)
Coastal classic creations blush driftwood creme, EWG Rating (0)
Coastal classic creations blush secluded cove bronzer, EWG Rating (0)
Coastal classic creations bronzer secluded cove, EWG Rating (0)
Coastal classic creations brow liner, montara mountain brown/blond, EWG Rating (0)
Coastal classic creations concealer . Refreshing Mist concealer, EWG Rating (0)
Coastal Classic Creations eyeliner. Coastal Evenings Eyeliner, EWG Rating (0)
Coastal Classic Creations eyeshadow , EWG Rating (0)
Coastal Classic Creations Refreshing Mist Loose Powder , (Tan & Umber), Tinted Loose Powder (beige & Ivory), EWG Rating (0)
Coastal Classic Creations Refreshing Mist Loose Powder, nontinted and tinted, EWG Rating (0)
Coastal Classic Creations lipliner ‘Canyon’ (copper), Shell (chocolate brown), sparkling seas (indigo plum), seacliff (wine), ida’s rose (dark rose), EWG Rating (0)
Coastal Classic Creations Lipstic in Canyon (copper), Golden Sun (cinnamon), whitecaps (nude), shell (chocolate brown), ida Rose (dark rose), sparkling seas (indigo plum), Sand (ginger), Seacoast (red orange), Seacliff (wine), Coastal Desert (goldenrod), EWG Rating (0)
Coastal Classic Creations Wave Crest Body Powder, EWG Rating (0)
From the home page of their website:
What makes Coastal Classic Creations unique is our careful and deliberate omission of carcinogenic toxicants from our ingredient deck. We also strive to eliminate chemical irritants from our products by choosing not to use ingredients which are known or strongly suspected of causing harm to all forms of life. Our products contain no nano-sized particles, mica metallic oxides, bismuth oxychloride, ferric ammonium ferrocyanide, zinc oxide, dimethicone, or titanium dioxide. They also do not contain carmine, synthetic fragrance oils, parabens, Germaben II, FD&C or Lake colorants, propylene glycol, stearalkonium chloride, phthalates, alpha lipoic acid, formaldehyde, urea, alcohol, copolymers, lead or its mineral compounds, placenta, mercury, dioxane, lanolin, sulfates, hydroquinone, or petrochemicals. We use no genetically modified ingredients.
2. Zosimos Botanicals
Top EWG ratings (1) for their concealers, foundations, eye shadow, shimmer dust, eye liner pencils, blush, lip & cheek tint, shadow sticks, lip liners, lip gloss, lipsticks
Top EWG rating (2) for their new formula mineral foundations, mineral blushes, & mineral eyeshadows
Zosimos Botanicals Concealer Stick (1)
Zosimos Botanicals Primer Prep (1)
Zosimos Botanicals Blush (1)
Zosimos Botanical Eye Shadow Mineral Powder (1)
Zosimos Botanicals Eye Pencil (1)
Zosimos Botanicals Shadow Stick (1)
Zosimos Botanicals Lip Gloss (1)
Zosimos Botanicals Lipstick (1)
Zosimos Botanicals Primer Prep Foundation (1) Flax, bamboo, cashmere, gazelle, chestnut, beige linen, antique lace, chamois and more
Zosimos Botanicals Shimmer Dust Body Powder, in Cherry Blossom, Cocoa, Sunflower (1)
Zosimos Botanicals Lip and Cheek Tint (1)
Zosimos Botanicals Lipliner Lilac, Peachfuzz, Rosebud, Burgundy, Fushia, Rasberry (1)
3. Terra Firma
Top EWG ratings (1) for their bronzers, blush, lip stains, lip gloss, finishing powder
4. RMS Beauty
the minerals in RMS beauty products are guaranteed to be in their raw, uncorrupted form, without silicone, paraben preservatives, or other chemical coatings. Minerals in nanoparticle form have been avoided as they are small enough to penetrate cells in the lungs, and studies have shown them to be toxic to animals. The vitamin E used has not been genetically modified. Rosemary extract is used for the preservative.
Top EWG ratings (1) for their un cover up, eye shadow, living lumizer, lip2cheek blush/lipstick, and lip & skin balm.
5. Rejuva Minerals
Top EWG ratings (0-1) for their eye shadow, foundation, glow veil, and bronze glow, and blush.
6. Everlast Beauty Silk & Pearl Makeup
Top EWG ratings (1) for their eye shadow, bronzer, blush, foundation, and concealers.
7. Gourmet Body Treats
Top EWG ratings (1) for their liquid eyeliner, pencil eye liner, lipliner, lipstick, (2) for their blush and bronzing powder
8. Cleure Cosmetics
Top EWG ratings (1) for their mineral mascara and mineral lipstick (2) for their mineral foundation powder
Most cosmetic products contain salicylates, mineral oil, petroleum by-products and other potentially harmful ingredients. On the other hand, many mineral makeup use the micronized form of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which can pose health risks. According to the Environmental Working Group, exposure to the micronized form of these ingredients can cause neurotoxicity and allergies that you certainly do not want from your mineral makeup.
- FREE of Talc
- FREE of Salicylates
- FREE of Fragrances
- FREE of Dyes
- FREE of Parabens
- FREE of Bismuth Oxychloride (which can clog your pores)
- Non-Comedogenic (prevents clogged pores)
+ From Australia, Miessence-
Hard to compete with Miessence products..
They are pretty amazing.
Top EWG Rating (0) for their concealer, lip creme (1) for their blush, face powder, bronzer/highlighter, shimmer creme blush/lipstick and lip balm, (2) mineral foundation powder, translucent foundation, and mascara
which puts it right up there with Zosimos Botanicals.
+ A Few More For Good Measure
9. Cosmic Tree Essentials http://www.cosmictree.com
Cosmic Tree Essentials Apricot Truffle Lip Balm, Turkish Delight & Apricot Truffle Lip Care Confection EWG Rating (0
Essentials lip gloss (1)
Essentials lip glaze (1)
Lip Care confections lipstick (1)
From their website: Cruelty-free cosmetics hand crafted with your general well-being and the Earth’s sustainability in mind. Our cosmetics feature raw, organic and fair trade botanicals that have been used through the ages and stood the test of time. We’re proud to see many of our products ranked in the top 10 per cent in the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep cosmetic safety database.
10. Earth’s Beauty www.earthsbeauty.com
Not in Skin Deep’s cosmetics database.
Earth’s Beauty Soft Black Mascara $7.95
From their website:
Developed for those who are sensitive or allergic to traditional cosmetics. Because we use minimal ingredients, the products are in the loose powder form. We use ingredients such as arrowroot and iron oxides. To achieve an SPF face powder we add such ingredients as kaolin clay, magnesium stearate, and zinc oxide. There is no titanium dioxide in our products which can be drying to the skin in a powder form. OUR PRODUCTS DO NOT CONTAIN NANO PARTICLES. We do not use ingredients that are known health hazards for humans or the environment.
11. Physician’s Formula, Ecocert Series www.physiciansformula.com
Concealer, 2 in 1 Correct and Cover Concealer LIGHT EWG Rated (0)
Retro Glow Ultra Dramatic Mascara (2)
Organic Wear Pressed Powder (2)
Organic Wear Natural Origin Pressed Powder (2)
Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Matte Finishing Veil Translucent organics (2)
Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Pressed Powder (2)
Organic Wear Natural Origin Concealer Stick, Soft Green Organics (2)
From their website:
100% free of harsh chemicals
100% free of synthetic preservatives
100% free of parabens
100% free of synthetic fragrances
100% cruelty free
100% free of GMO’s (genetically modified organisms)
eco conscious paper compact
uses certified organic ingredients
12. Honeybee Gardens www.honeybeegardens.com
13. 100 Percent Pure www.100percentpure.com
Not rated by Skin Deep yet.
Great lip stains/glosses and lip and cheek tints!! See the bronzers, blushes, mascara, face powders, foundations, concealers, and lip palette
no synthetic chemicals
no parabens or other toxic preservatives
no sulfates or other harsh detergents
no artificial fragrances or colors
no propylene glycol or PEGs
no animal by-products
no fillers – never watered down with water,
thickeners, emulsifiers or other fillers