[caption id="attachment_1207" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Excuse me miss, but do you know what's in that blush?"] [/caption] When you're beautifying for a night out on the town are you thinking about what's in the makeup you're putting on your face? How about when you're slathering sunscreen on your - or your child's - swimsuit-clad body? I sure didn't, but now I have a way of checking how my cosmetics fare when it comes to personal safety, community commitment and the environment. A friend of mine recently turned my attention to a great site called Cosmetic Database, put together by the Environmental Working Group, where you can search your cosmetics to see how the company rates when it comes to environmental issues, and if your cosmetics contain naughty ingredients like parabens, petrolatum, phthalates and talc. Simply visit the site, type in the product in question and hit search. Some notable brands that prove safe for your skin and the environment: • Dr. Hauschka • Druide • Kiss My Face • Green Beaver Company Also, check out these useful tips for choosing eco-friendly makeup or these tested eco-friendly shampoo products.