The latest websites, tools and apps for the Charcoal and Body community 

What do you know about the ingredients in your favourite activated charcoal skin and body care product? A lot? Just a little? Here are a few tools to help you navigate the market to find skin and body care products that are just right for you, your ethics and your skin.

The key with using resources like this is to find the tools that focus on the things YOU care about; the tools that help you to find activated charcoal skin and body care products that work for your skin, your lifestyle as well as your ethics and values.

Think Dirty this app “empowers ingredient-conscious consumer to choose the safest beauty + personal products”

EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database  – EWG’s Skin Deep database “gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals”. An App is also available

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) – “dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals”

Leaping Bunny – “connecting compassionate consumers with cruelty-free brands”. Free app also available for iPhone and Android

Campaign for Safer Cosmetics – “Since 2004, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has used smarts and sass to pressure the cosmetics industry to make safer products.

Nourished Life – this site has a really fantastic Glossary of Ingredients for non-toxic ingredients

Women’s Voices for the Earth – “amplifying women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities”.

US Food and Drug Administration –  responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of USA’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation

Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances – learn more about the mandatory information standards for cosmetic labelling which have been introduced to increase consumer welfare and wellbeing by providing specified information about goods or services they may be buying

BeyondPesticides – contains an article outlining products that contain triclosan

To see a range of popular body and skincare books (Kindle, soft copy and hard copy editions) head over Books and Resources page by clicking here.