Personal-care product labels are often a jumble of sciencey words that might as well be a foreign language. Rather than trying to learn them all, focus on this manageable list of dirty ingredients. By skipping products that contain them, you'll scrub the most offensive chemicals and additives out of your hygiene routine.
Replacing all of the products in your medicine cabinet or makeup bag in one fell swoop can be a big, expensive job. Instead, take the one-out, one-in approach: When you run out of an existing product, just replace it with a cleaner alternative. Each time, you'll reduce your chemical exposure by around 15 unique ingredients, according to data from the environmental Working
group. And within a few months, you'll have cleaned up your entire personal-care routine.