Our Staff's Favorite Safe Body Care Products

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The following products from GreenPages.org received top marks for safety from the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database.

The Environmental Working Group rates body care products on a scale of 1-10. 1-2 is low hazard, the EWG’s best rating. 
3-6 is a moderate hazard. And 7-10 is a high hazard, meaning the product contains many chemicals that could potentially harm your health and the environment. The database also rates individual ingredients. 

Sunscreen can have all sorts of nastiness in it, like potentially carcinogenic retinyl palmitate. But All Good by Elemental Herbs sunscreens for kids and adults get their sunblocking power (up to SPF 30) from zinc oxide, and include natural ingredients like calendula and lavender. All Good sunscreens are also “reef-friendly,” so they’re free from ingredients that can harm coral reefs. 
EWG Rating*: 1 (low-hazard)

The Tea Tree and E Oil from Derma-E is an antiseptic cream for a variety of skin conditions, including bug bites, rashes, blemishes, dryness, and dermatitis. All Derma-E products are non-GMO, vegan, and cruelty-free. 
EWG Rating*: 1 (low-hazard)

Dr. Desai Tulsi Neem Goat’s Milk Soap is made to reduce acne and eczema and calm poison ivy rashes. Tulsi, also known as holy basil, is known as a divine herb in India and is an antioxidant. All Dr. Desai products are made according to the principles of ayurvedic medicine and with a handful of organic ingredients you’ll recognize.
EWG Rating*: 1 (low-hazard)

One World Renew Lip Balm in Moroccan Orange Spice from Eco Lips is Fair Trade Certified™, Non-GMO Project Verified, and contains certified organic ingredients. EcoLips manufactures its products in a facility powered by 100 percent renewable energy, and the packaging is 40 percent post-consumer recycled.  
EWG Rating*: 1 (low-hazard)

Founded by Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher, Intelligent Nutrients offers plant-based products with a commitment to full ingredient disclosure. The Renewal Eye Gel is designed to depuff, cool, and reduce the appearance of fine lines around your eye. The company chooses natural ingredients based on their low impact on the planet. All products are certified organic and cruelty-free, and made with 100 percent renewable energy.  
EWG Rating*: 1 (low-hazard)

Dry Shampoo from Be Green Bath and Body contains natural ingredients like nettle and rice flour to soothe your scalp and absorb oil, so you can wash your hair less often. Organic and non-GMO ingredients.  
EWG Rating*: 1 (low-hazard)