The Crunchy Cookie

Equal parts deliciousness and hippiness

If you’re like me, you care about what goes into your cosmetics but don’t have a PhD in chemistry.  There are certain chemicals I know to avoid–like parabens, PEGs, phthalates, fragrances, anything ending in -eth–but it can be hard to know what I’m looking at when I’m looking at an ingredient list.

That’s why I’m so excited about the new Sunscreen Buyer’s Guide App from the Environmental Working Group.  It’s my favorite price (free!) and I can use it when I’m actually in the store looking at my options.  This is perfect for travel when I need to buy sun protection on-site and I’m unfamiliar with what’s available.  I also love that the App rates not only the UVA and UVB protection in the products but the UVA/UVB balance and the stability of the sunscreen, ensuring that what you purchase lives up to your expectations.

Also, when you find a product that meets your criteria, you can purchase it through by pressing a button on the App and it will help support EWG.  It’s a nice way to give and get something in return!