If you're like me, you refer to Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep cosmetic safety database
before you buy any beauty or personal care product. The easy-to-search database provides quick safety scores for thousands of products, warning you if the mascara you're considering's full of toxic chemicals -- and pointing you to safer, greener options.
And if you're like me, you get emails from Environmental Working Group all the time -- asking for money. Each time I delete one of these I feel a small pang of guilt -- because I use the Skin Deep database a lot more often than I give money to support the nonprofit that makes it.
Well -- Tonight's a good night to both assuage guilt and get pretty if you live in the Los Angeles area. The Skin Deep database recently relaunched after a cosmetic makeover, making searching for and self-education about beauty products a lot easier. And to celebrate the new do, Environmental Working Group's teamed up with green beauty boutique Evolue
in Beverly Hills to throw a celebratory relaunch party.
When: Wed., June 29, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Evolue, 357 1/2 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills
Cost: $20 donation at the door to Environmental Working Group
For your generosity in supporting Environmental Working Group, you'll be rewarded with organic cocktails, snacks, and music from a live DJ. Plus, Alexandra Spunt, author of "No More Dirty Looks
," will introduce Skin Deep and stick around to sign books and answer your pressing green beauty questions. Hope to see you there!