Smartphone Apps for Non-Toxic Product Ratings

Avoiding toxins and unhealthy chemicals? Look in your smartphone for answers!

Using apps can be great for beginners trying to use products (makeup and skincare, for example) with fewer potentially-harmful ingredients. It can be frustrating and overwhelming. I know!

This whole “being mindful and conscious of my purchases and actions all the time” schtick can get cumbersome sometimes. The truth is, I love reading ingredient labels at the grocery store and pharmacy (go ahead, I’ll give you a minute to laugh at my weirdness…) but there are times when I just can’t decipher what something means or I’m tired/busy/etc. That’s where product-scanning apps come in.

Open the app, scan the barcode and ta-da! you are given tons of information and a rating.

SkinDeep

ThinkDirty

Good Guide

GoodGuide iPhone Home Screen

Red Laser

Part of using these apps includes understanding where you draw your lines and what matters most to you. Taking a few moments to customize the app and/or learn what the ratings mean can mean easier shopping down the road.

Do you use shopping apps? If so, which ones are your favorite?

xo, Meredith

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