I've known about this website for a while now but I wanted to share it with people.
It's this website where you can search up makeup, hair and just beauty in general products to find the safety rating on it.
Here's the link: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com
It's a good idea to have some kind of knowledge and background about the things we put on our face, body, nails etc. and how safe they actually are about it.
Basically, they rate products from 0-10, 0 being practically harmless and 10 being super hazardous.
They talk about specific ingredients present in the product that is harmful and the effects it can have, i.e. irritation, cancer (yikes!).
The website also contains tips and tricks that can be useful when shopping for new things.
I found some pretty surprising things such as some of NARS products, which I love, have some of the highest danger ratings. A bummer since their products are pricey, you'd think they'd have cosmetics that are better for the skin. However, it's no surprise that on average, most of the well-known drugstore brands such as Revlon, Rimmel, L'Oreal make some of the highest scores.
Overall, it's kind of nice to become more informed about all these things that we put on our body in an effort to make it look nicer when in fact, the long term effects might not be worth it. Other than that, I do think I'll completely shy away from beauty products.
Check out the link if you're interested!