I'm tired of all the greenwashing in the beauty industry
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 7, 2009
Today Greenopia released a comprehensive environmental rating of 24 major beauty product brands. At the top of the list, receiving 4 out of a possible 4 leaves, were Dr. Bronner's, Organic Essence, and SkinnySkinny.
The Beauty industry has been coming under fire in recent years because of certain brands falsely claiming to be organic or natural. Some of these brands have been found to contain hazardous chemical substances such as 1,4 dioxane and phthalates. The beauty ratings were completed as part of Greenopia's mission to educate consumers on issues pertaining to environmental impact and health on a purchasing level.
"I'm tired of all the greenwashing in the beauty industry", said Gay Browne, Founder of Greenopia. "It really takes a savvy green consumer to stay on top of who is organic and who is not. The only way to be sure if a product is organic is to look for the USDA Organic seal."
Greenopia used a comprehensive set of criteria to determine the beauty product company ratings. Data was collected from the companies themselves and other credible third party sources pertaining to the ingredients, transportation, building logistics, transparency, and attributes of the beauty packaging.
"Typically, the primary concern with beauty products is the overall toxicity," says Doug Mazeffa, Greenopia's Research Director. "But, there are other environmental considerations such as where the ingredients are sourced and what type of packaging is used."
To find green beauty supply stores, salons, and spas in your city check out Greenopia's local green business directories.
Greenopia employs its award-winning eco-analysis method to deliver actionable green-assessments to the rapidly growing green consumer market. Green businesses and merchants use Greenopia's targeted marketing methods to effectively reach consumers making greener choices.
About Greenopia: The leading online directory for green, sustainable and socially conscious, daily purchase decisions. Greenopia provides the market's only independent rating and ranking of green services and products. Our rankings and ratings are based on our review of publicly available information and reflect our evaluation of such information. To find out more, please visit http://www.greenopia.com.