What does EWG mean
EWG stands for the Environmental Working Group. The EWG are on a mission to empower people to live healthier lives and make informed personal care choices. EWG’s research showed that people apply an average of nine personal care products and 126 unique ingredients on their skin daily. Skin Deep launched in 2004 to inform people exactly what was in all those bottles and jars.
For every ingredient on the Skin Deep database, there is a two-part score – a hazard score and a data availability score. The ingredient hazard score, from 1-10, reflects known and suspected hazards of ingredients.
The data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies in the published scientific literature and the number included in the Skin Deep database
we are happy to report that all except two of our raw materials have the lowest possible hazard rating.
But dont be alarmed, the two ingredients that have a higher Hazard rating are compounds found naturally in citrus, essential oils. They are listed because citrus oils can irritant the skin when they are undiluted and exposed to the sun. It is important to note that these compounds are naturally present in essential oils and only presents a problem when using the undiluted oils at high levels. Research also shows that it is far healthier to use natural oils as opposed to synthetic fragrances.