The Environmental Working Group is the website that I research all of our cosmetic products on. Many products are listed and if they are not you can research individual ingredients. The website is http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/
After continued requests from friends and colleagues I have agreed to blog some of the tips and ideas I've researched and cooked up. I eat a plant-pased diet (vegan) though my family do eat some animal product. Enjoy!