How to Read Cosmetic Ingredient Labels VIII

Great blog on how to look for harmful ingredients, this along with the EWG Skin Deep app you can become educated on what is in a product. What is the difference between Non-Toxic vs Toxic Free… Check it out.

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Today you are looking at a shampoo that you have recently seen various advertisements about.  Your Label Poise is increasing and you are curious to see how “naturally infused” this product is, because just a few months ago you probably would have purchased it without checking.  Remember, I am teaching you Label Poise–how to walk the walk, talk the talk, and buy products that meet YOUR standards, whether natural, organic, or safe enough.

Here are the tips I gave you in my first seven posts on how to read ingredient labels:

  1. Ingredients are listed by quantity in the formula, from greatest to least, based on standards by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
  2. Ingredients are listed using the International Nomenclature of Cosmetics Ingredients (INCI), therefore they are listed using scientific nomenclature, or    binomial nomenclature (latin; taxonomy) for ingredients derived from plants.
  3. How ingredients are derived is seldom listed on…

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