Creation of Ingredients sub-forum

Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
What is your level of interest? I've noticed that there isn't any reference forum in place like there is for materials.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Very interested.
14
So-so interested.
2
A little bit interested.
17
Apathetic/don't care
10
Total votes: 43 (43 voters)
Poll is closed
07/04/2012
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Woman China Woman China
I include a list of ingredients into my reviews and try to leave it at that unless there is something I really feel that needs to be brought to light.

But I'd love to see a section of the Forums where there could be an ingredient section where there is an easy reference of linkage if something can be further discussed.

This way, the reviews can be much more product focused rather than ingredient focused when it comes to bath and beauty stuff.
07/04/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I wouldn't be too interested as I'm not allergic to anything.
07/04/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I would be a little interested
07/05/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I have my own ingredient list that I keep running on my blog, so I just reference. I tend to like to do my own research anyhow so I can get a full picture of any possible dangers in ingredients. I find that when a sales site does an ingredient breakdown, it's spun to the positive side even if the ingredient is harmful. So I'm so-so interested. It would be a nice resource, but not something I'd use in place of my own research.
07/05/2012
Kindred Kindred
I think it's an interesting idea. One possible issue is that safety information can change over time and someone reading a thread in a forum may not realize it is not current and up to date accurate. Another concern would be the source that posters use and how reliable it is.
07/05/2012
indiechick indiechick
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
What is your level of interest? I've noticed that there isn't any reference forum in place like there is for materials.
I try to include ingredient lists or I sometimes will link up another review that did a great job with an ingredient list. It be really cool if it was part of the extended form anyways. Just as one of those optional to include tabs.

I have gotten flack for including ingredients including someone who totally bitched me out for including them. Maybe if it had been part of the form this would not have happened.
07/05/2012
Mwar Mwar
I like finding out where my ingredients come from. In my reviews I tend to include an analysis of every ingredient in a product, but I put it in the personal comments section. I'd love having a sub-forum to it because...well...

SCIENCE!
07/05/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
Sounds interesting to me.
07/05/2012
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
A lot of time ingredients are repeated in a review which doesn't seem as handy without including links/etc. I read the product's specs before I read any of the product's reviews.

I thought I would pose this sub-forum possibility to the community because I think it would be helpful to have a site collection of data rather than having to continually have to pull from multiple sources. I do most of my research from PubChem or from my textbooks, but I realize it it not always enjoyable to read the specs. of an ingredient.

If nothing else, having a sticky of useful links would be better than nothing.
07/05/2012
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
I like finding out where my ingredients come from. In my reviews I tend to include an analysis of every ingredient in a product, but I put it in the personal comments section. I'd love having a sub-forum to it because...well...

SCIENCE!
I agree about liking finding out about ingredients, although I am testing the waters of including some of the analysis in a review itself... fingers crossed
07/05/2012
Sangsara Sangsara
I agree that this would be good. Currently I list ingredients in pink link form but its not always about allergies. Its also about active ingredients. often I'm not watching out in order to avoid ingredients but rather looking for them, like guava bark in lubes because its a natural anti-bacterial agent.
Also I think that its important to note that different ingredients are used for different reasons in different products. I've seen l-argenine listed as a skin conditioner in a stim gel while it may be used in other products for that purpose, in stim gels its a vassal dilator- a topical female viagra ,if you will, that promotes blood flow. for me its a must have ingredient in a clitoral stimulation gel, and while the info was accurate it wasn't relevant to this specific product.
07/05/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
It seems a bit iffy to me. Beyond product materials (which are found on site in the material guides), is it really needed?

If people are concerned are chemicals, it would seem to be more appropriate to not host various chemical safety info on-site. Anyone can check out the material safety data sheets from OSHA.
07/05/2012
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
It seems a bit iffy to me. Beyond product materials (which are found on site in the material guides), is it really needed?

If people are concerned are chemicals, it would seem to be more appropriate to not host various chemical safety info ... More
What about a sticky with relevant links that would be helpful for reviewers and non-reviewers alike, such as a MSDS from OSHA as you mention?


Unfortunately I do not have the option to edit the title of the thread or the beginning post to reflect the creation of a sticky vs. a sub-forum.
07/05/2012
Woman China Woman China
I have to laugh... what is going to come next in reviews? People talking about the ingredients in silicone dildos?
07/05/2012
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
I have to laugh... what is going to come next in reviews? People talking about the ingredients in silicone dildos?
This is an example of my concern with this type of database on EF. Talc is considered GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA. The health risks associated with the use of talc have not been directly associated with talc but more likely due to the contamination of talc sources with asbestos. Right now there is insufficient evidence to say talc itself causes any type of cancer. A similar issue occurs with parabens. Many people claim that parabens are linked to mammary tumors. However, scientific evidence does not yet support this claim.

edit: the post I quoted was changed as I typed a reply.
07/05/2012
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
What is your level of interest? I've noticed that there isn't any reference forum in place like there is for materials.
Update:
Since I cannot change the title or beginning post. After member input, this thread is now about the Creation of a Sticky with helpful links rather than a sub-forum.
07/05/2012
mmmmm mmmmm
I'm kinda interested
07/06/2012
konicaguy konicaguy
I understand the thought, just not sure I am interested...
07/06/2012
alesteph alesteph
I think it would be interesting for most, but I'm not allergic to anything so it wouldn't help me out.
09/19/2012
Kenneth Fort Kenneth Fort
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
What is your level of interest? I've noticed that there isn't any reference forum in place like there is for materials.
Possibly. But there's a lot of subforums already. some barely even get used.
10/10/2012
inkky inkky
Maybe
11/14/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
makes me crazy
11/15/2012
allme1 allme1
Apathetic/don't care
11/17/2012
Edeneve Edeneve
I think it's a good idea for the liquid products since there are those who have sensitivities to some of the ingredients..
11/18/2012
Sharay88 Sharay88
Just a little, its a good idea though.
11/22/2012
Total posts: 26
Unique posters: 20