Oh me, oh my. Who knew such a thing existed? Surely, I wasn't the last to know.
Alright, let me stop. It's not what you thinking. This is an app. made for the average person to understand exactly what's in your products. I have wished for this and now, thanks to an awesome Facebook group called Pure, Body, and mind (click to join) I now can look up everything in the house.
The App. that helps
This is the screen you will see when you start. Simply create your account. After you do so, this will be the next screen that appears.
Below is my first scan. This was a shampoo (Kiehl's Amino Acid)I won some time ago and that I adore because of the way it does my hair.
As you see it ranked a nine (top corner). Between 8-10 means that the product ingredients have potential serious negative long term health effects. Isn't that scary? But this is just based on the ingredients that are published. One can only imagine what companies are hiding.
I try to scan a sample size of Dove shampoo, but it wasn't available. It then gave me the option to submit it for them to find the information. But I did not do it because I did not have the packaging.
What are these ratings ?
|8 - 10 |
Product’s ingredients have potential serious negative long term health effects
|4 - 7|
Product’s ingredients have potential moderate negative long term health effects
|0 - 3 |
Product does not contain any ingredients which have a documented potential negative health impact
Here's what they say about how they determine these numbers: "Our ratings are determined based on publicly available data released by non-profit and government agencies in North America regarding the health and safety of the individual components found in your personal care products. A list of our data sources can be found in Appendix A."
Available on the App Store and Google Play.