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Think Dirty

Think Dirty

Think Dirty Inc.

Easiest way to learn about the cosmetic and personal care product ingredients.

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  • img Community
    If you’re preparing to hit the beach, combining makeup with sun cream isn’t the best idea because it can make the protection useless and your skin lobster red. When makeup shopping, Think Dirty “translates” scientific product descriptions so you know what makeup is safe to buy.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When you enter a store, there are dozens of skin products and descriptions that make it hard to figure out which one is good for your child. Think Dirty helps cut out problematic products from your child’s daily skincare routine and help avoid irritating their skin.
    img by Debbie
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Did you know certain skincare ingredients might actually be contributing to your acne? Harsh chemicals that irritate your skin can damage follicles and make you break out even more. I use Think Dirty on all of my products to make sure they are rated safely for my skin!
    img by Sonam
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Taking care of your skin begins with knowing what you put on it. Makeup is often filled to the brim with harsh irritants. Think Dirty can help you identify the ingredients of well over 550,000 different products by simply scanning the bar code. It also offers suggestions for cleaner alternatives.
    img by Aubrey
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Psoriasis makes your skin extremely sensitive to all sorts of irritants. In order to avoid them, dip into a database of 1000s of products and know exactly what you're using.
    img by Stefan
    8 months ago
  • img Community
    If you're in your 50s or beyond, no one else needs to know that. With the right tools on your phone, you can find out what's in your cosmetics and make sure that everything you put on your skin will help slow the effects of time.
    img by Antonio
    3 months ago
  • img Community
    The winter can wreak havoc on your skin. It's just a fact of life. However, if you can find 1 or 2 new skincare products with the right ingredients, you'll be able to hold back winter's effects on your skin.
    img by Stefan
    3 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. With an inventory of more than 350,000 products, you can easily find out all there is to know about the beauty and skin-care items you use every day
    2. "I love knowing the health impact of what's on my bathroom shelf. Every consumer of beauty products needs this." – Karina Birch, Rocky Mountain Soap
    3. Dirty Meter feature shows all of the ingredients in your beauty products! Get a comprehensive understanding of their impacts on your health

    Reviewed by Katelyn on May 8, 2018

  • Totally changed my life and my hair! Amazing App!!! Jun 23, 2020

    By Becscan
    Before I had this app, I had NO idea that the “natural” products I was using for my post-surgery hair loss were actually 1) NOT natural at all and 2) making my hair loss MUCH WORSE!! I love that you can just scan the barcode of a product (or look it up by name) to find out if it’s healthy or not. My favorite feature is the ingredient analysis, though! It shows every ingredient in every product in their database (they’re still building up their database - they have 1.6 million products and counting!-but you can submit new products if they don’t already have the one(s) you want to check out ;) )and shows you exactly which ingredients are healthy, which are questionable, and which are dangerous (using their 0-10 rating system) AND, in an effort to educate people, it tells you the other names of each ingredient (ex. Water/aqua), why it’s in the product, why it’s good/questionable/dangerous, and their recommendations! I’m not getting paid for this review, I really just LOVE this app and think it’s AMAZING and LIFE-CHANGING! Bottom line: This app is INCREDIBLE and really focused on educating the public about what they’re using on their bodies- not on getting any kind of payout. From now on, I’m not going to use any beauty products if I haven’t checked them on Think Dirty, first!
  • Extremely Helpful May 1, 2021

    By D. Blevins
    I went through my cosmetics and hair products and ended up tossing a large bag full of products that had a bad rating due to the ingredients by checking them out on this app. I began to buy items with a 0 or 1 rating for the sake of my skin and hair. By using this app to look up a product, I no longer have to research whether or not a product ingredient is good or bad for me which saves me a lot of time. There was one brand of hair products that I bought including shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, dry conditioner, blowout spray, and shine cream. Eventually, I began losing my hair, lots and lots of hair. I told my hair dresser that I thought I was allergic to that brand. She didn’t think so and sold me more of the same. What a dumby, I actually bought more. When I got this app, I looked up that product and found that it was given an 8 rating. I threw it all out. I’m hoping my hair grows back in but to make sure of it, I will look up any shampoo for a 0-1 rating from now on. I am very grateful this app exists and for all the people who work hard providing this information.
  • Totally changed my life and my hair! Amazing App!!! Jun 23, 2020

    By Becscan
    Before I had this app, I had NO idea that the “natural” products I was using for my post-surgery hair loss were actually 1) NOT natural at all and 2) making my hair loss MUCH WORSE!! I love that you can just scan the barcode of a product (or look it up by name) to find out if it’s healthy or not. My favorite feature is the ingredient analysis, though! It shows every ingredient in every product in their database (they’re still building up their database - they have 1.6 million products and counting!-but you can submit new products if they don’t already have the one(s) you want to check out ;) )and shows you exactly which ingredients are healthy, which are questionable, and which are dangerous (using their 0-10 rating system) AND, in an effort to educate people, it tells you the other names of each ingredient (ex. Water/aqua), why it’s in the product, why it’s good/questionable/dangerous, and their recommendations! I’m not getting paid for this review, I really just LOVE this app and think it’s AMAZING and LIFE-CHANGING! Bottom line: This app is INCREDIBLE and really focused on educating the public about what they’re using on their bodies- not on getting any kind of payout. From now on, I’m not going to use any beauty products if I haven’t checked them on Think Dirty, first!
  • Extremely Helpful May 1, 2021

    By D. Blevins
    I went through my cosmetics and hair products and ended up tossing a large bag full of products that had a bad rating due to the ingredients by checking them out on this app. I began to buy items with a 0 or 1 rating for the sake of my skin and hair. By using this app to look up a product, I no longer have to research whether or not a product ingredient is good or bad for me which saves me a lot of time. There was one brand of hair products that I bought including shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, dry conditioner, blowout spray, and shine cream. Eventually, I began losing my hair, lots and lots of hair. I told my hair dresser that I thought I was allergic to that brand. She didn’t think so and sold me more of the same. What a dumby, I actually bought more. When I got this app, I looked up that product and found that it was given an 8 rating. I threw it all out. I’m hoping my hair grows back in but to make sure of it, I will look up any shampoo for a 0-1 rating from now on. I am very grateful this app exists and for all the people who work hard providing this information.
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By Living on the EDG Blessed Goods
    I love it, BUT I would like to see a section for curly girl hair products. And other sections for certain hair types and skin types. It would make looking up safe products to try out A LOT easier. I'd definitely use the app more if it had this feature.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Sasha Egorova
    While the bar code search didn't work for a lot of my products, I was able to find most of them by just using the search bar with the brand and product name. The app is super helpful and allowed me to get rid of a lot of really toxic products. I will keep using it any time I shop for something new. So glad something like this finally exists!
  • Love this App! Everyone NEEDS this! Sep 9, 2019

    By Agilbster
    Love this app, it really has brought me so much awareness to all the chemicals & horrible ingredients in all my products! I used to think if i need to see the ingredients, just check the back, but companies can be so shady & misleading, making you think their products are all natural, eco-friendly, organic, etc. & then you scan the barcode & the product is an 8-10! I’ve been in the process of transitioning all my products over to healthier/eco-friendly products with the help of this app, but it can be very challenging because many of the healthier products either are so expensive or don’t work so needless to say i have been through many product fails & lots of money, but still trying! My only 2 constructive criticisms & the reason why i only gave 4 stars is because sooo many products that I scan aren’t in the system, which I understand because there are so many products out there. I also really wish there was a way to sort/filter the products by cost or an average cost (because i realize different retailers sell for different prices). It would save so much time trying to search for healthier options to potentially buy. Overall Love!
  • Nov 18, 2021

    By Andrea Higgins
    I love having this app! It takes away the research work I would do, to find out what's bad in items I use or my kids use. Great informative app!
  • Very Useful App Feb 27, 2020

    By kkosano
    This app allows you to check what chemicals are in your products and determines wether or not they are harmful. I didn’t realize how “dirty” (products that contain harmful chemicals that can be possible carcinogens) the items I owned were until I checked this app. It’s a great tool to use to be more conscious about what products to buy. You can search specific products using keywords or brand names to check their “dirty” score. While there are a variety of products, not everything is in the system. You can upload product information if it is missing which will be reviewed and later added to the system. I knocked one star down because the app seems a little difficult to navigate, especially when looking for a specific product. Sometimes typing keywords is not enough to locate the item which can be a little frustrating. Depending on the product, there can multiple submissions with different scores that could be confusing. Other than that this is a great tool to have; I use it for all my products and am working towards cleaner products. I would definitely recommend this app for the conscious shopper.
  • Nov 2, 2021

    By Amber Rac
    Awesome app!!! I was surprised to find out how many of my beauty products were not as clean as I thought!! Thanks to this app I can make informed decisions on products.
  • Most extensive app in clarifying cosmetic ingredients lists Nov 20, 2019

    By qdbass
    They don’t just slap a grade on said item, they clarify the entire ingredient list. They give grades to both the product itself as well as each ingredient within the product. The best grade a product can have is a “0”, meaning it has extremely low risk ingredients- if any (I believe it is considered in the “green category” with a grade between 0-3; “yellow category” is 4-7; and “red category” is graded 8+). When you click on an item, it shows the list of ingredients, sorted by most toxic to least. You can click on any one of them to see the nitty gritty details, including scientific name (or other names it may be disguised as), usage and health impacts. There are other perks that are probably to be expected, like saving products to your “bathroom shelf” list or “dirty products” (I have yet to use all of those features yet). These guys have all my support but I deducted one star for difficulty finding many items I’ve tried searching for, as in they are not yet in their database. I wish there was a way to suggest products or brands for them to add, otherwise a really great app for cleaner living :)
  • THE BEST APP EVER- Mar 26, 2019

    By kemyers
    I was so unaware of what I was bringing into my home. My cleaning products (all purpose cleaner & dish soaps, laundry soaps, etc.), body products (deodorant, shampoos, conditioners, facials, makeup, etc.) THEY WERE ALL TOXIC- and I had no idea. Some of these chemicals effect human hormones, skin sensitivity, and some chemicals lead to cancer & I didn’t even know they were in my home. I was uneducated which is the exact reason I am writing this review- once you know, you know & I guarantee once you know you will want better for your husband, your kids, yourself, and even the dog. TAKE ACTION! Download this app and use it to your best ability the app has a ranking scale from 0-10. 0 being the healthiest 10 being the MOST toxic. This is judged based upon the chemicals and products in your cleaners from home cleaners to body products too. All of my home products & body products were sitting at like an 8 or 9- which is really scary- Now you know, and YOU should download this app && change your life.
  • Oct 23, 2021

    By Deb Campos
    I made some changes to some products because I trusted this app accuracy. Well, today I decided to check the list of ingredients on my old hair gel and realized none of the harmful ingredients this app said it had was on my gel's list of ingredients. So, I checked other products I have and again the same problem. I'm now very suspicious and I lost my trust in this app. Anybody can submit random ingredients just to harm competitor's products. The way ingredients are submitted should change.
  • Better search options Feb 19, 2020

    By mscookie0
    I like that you can search for a product by name, but I wish there was a way to sort products by quality and price (which I noticed the website doesn’t include and is an important aspect for most, how much is this 1 rated shampoo vs the 3 rated shampoo? - for those unfamiliar a lower rating means a better product) I’ve also noticed a lot of comments on the really low rated products were quite negative or indicated they would not purchase more and you’d have to scroll to find some positive reviews, but the app still shows that product with an 80% would use again with 4+ stars?? When most the upfront comments are negative? I’m not sure about the reviews section of this app. I definitely will be using this app to further look into potential products, but it’s not as useful with finding new ones as I hoped it would be. ......after perusing the app for another 30 min or so and cross checking it with “the best 10 hair care products for dry hair” so far were 6/6 being listed as 8 ratings aka very dirty. Now I expected some of the big name brands to not be the best for you, but literally all of them are listed as very dirty because they have a fragrance in them? I get that fragrance is a chemical but if all the other ingredients are green and they have one thing that’s an 8 I don’t think giving it an 8 rating is fair....
  • No data on common brands Feb 17, 2020

    By pearsandclementines
    I got this app for the purposes of learning more about the products I apply every day and potentially turning over my makeup bag to include less harmful products. Immediately after downloading I started searching products in my makeup bag to learn more about the ingredients. There was no data on my bronzer, foundation or primer by Fenty Beauty, my Too Faced lip gloss, my mascara, or Glossier brow gel. Admittedly, I don’t race to get the newest release of lip kits or products but I also know that I’m not working with out-of-date or obscure makeup. I’m surprised that there would be no information on my products from the three major brands I listed above. I did get prompted to upload info and submit my products to the app’s database but I could not get a clear picture of my product even after 5 retakes. I don’t have this issue when using my iPhone camera normally so I can only assume it was an issue of the app. I don’t want to completely disregard what this app has to offer. The ability to look further into a certain ingredient with one click and get and overview of health effects and usage with a list of sources is so convenient and the concept I came for. I’m just disappointed that for have an average makeup bag with products from big names that I couldn’t find what I was looking for. For now I’ll just do my own research via Google.
  • Oct 14, 2021

    By Green Olive
    As I opened the APP, it froze at the screen where two options - current account or add another account - displayed. Can't do anything further. I wanted to give ZERO star, yet no such alternative.
  • The app is biased and not giving full info Feb 20, 2019

    By Gabsteryyy15
    A friend referred this app to me as an expecting mother. I got the app and started scanning and was appalled at what the app thought was dangerous. I did my research on some ingredients, carcinogens, health problems and whatnot. The app is very biased towards organic product. If it’s not organic, they will label is 8-10 and call it very dangerous. One of my products is labeled a Group 2B by the national Cancer society- there is a possibility of it having harmful effects towards humans but the studies were inconclusive since it was tested on animals and not humans. But the app said it was a 9- very dangerous. It’s good to know what is in your products, but the app doesn’t tell you how much exposure to a product you’d have to endure before seeing effects of the bad ingredients. For example, *possible* carcinogens are found in Johnson and Johnson baby body soap. But to see effects of those possible carcinogens, a baby would have to be exposed to thousands and thousands of gallons. And even then, it is only a slight possibility (less than .0001%) that the child would get cancer. The information the app provides is misleading and it’s in favor of organic products. I think the app producers get paid to rate those products as “heathy products.”
  • Oct 1, 2021

    By Virginia montoya
    Thought this would make life easier and safer but does not work on alot of products even know brand ones and the app would freeze alot of the time while I'm trying to find the product please fix this.
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By J K
    Really wanted this to work, scanned 20 nationally known (united states) (like Kraft Italian dressing) items not one would come up via barcode search.
  • Grain of salt Jan 5, 2021

    By Sarah E Johnson
    Like a lot of negative reviews on here, take the information with a grain of salt. The idea for this app is VERY interesting, but it’s been executed poorly. - not all of the ingredients they deem “bad” on some products are accurate. I’ve noticed on a few skin care products I use have been labeled as containing fragrance. The ingredient list on the bottle says otherwise and is staunchly fragrance free on the bottle. - secondly, I think methylparabens shouldn’t be labeled as a “dirty” ingredient. This is controversial and is used in a lot of formulas to keep the product stable. There are also other ingredients several other people have pointed out as safe but are labeled dirty in this app. - they 100% sell your information to other companies to make a buck. This is the biggest no-no to me that made me delete the app. An app that truly wants to help people wouldn’t be using a platform to do this. I understand they need to make money somehow, but this isn’t the way. By rating products the app is paid to rate as “safe” (i.e Native) and selling information to other platforms that you viewed this product, you ruin your credibility.
  • Nov 18, 2021

    By Patti Quintano
    Practically worthless. Very small database. I've submitted 7 products for review, most immediately after installing three months ago and I thought they actually looked at submissions and helped you. Now I know better. Your submissions go into a black hole, never to be seen again. Uninstalling. EWG's Skin Deep has a better database.
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Lora McCain
    This app is a waste if time if you by off brand or even some common brands. Then, I went to add products but the screen locked and wouldn't let me enter anything. Really disappointed as the app should have been preloaded with thousands of products before ever launching. My job is not to fill the info in!! Sorry but very disappointing!!
  • img Community
    If you’re preparing to hit the beach, combining makeup with sun cream isn’t the best idea because it can make the protection useless and your skin lobster red. When makeup shopping, Think Dirty “translates” scientific product descriptions so you know what makeup is safe to buy.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When you enter a store, there are dozens of skin products and descriptions that make it hard to figure out which one is good for your child. Think Dirty helps cut out problematic products from your child’s daily skincare routine and help avoid irritating their skin.
    img by Debbie
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Did you know certain skincare ingredients might actually be contributing to your acne? Harsh chemicals that irritate your skin can damage follicles and make you break out even more. I use Think Dirty on all of my products to make sure they are rated safely for my skin!
    img by Sonam
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Taking care of your skin begins with knowing what you put on it. Makeup is often filled to the brim with harsh irritants. Think Dirty can help you identify the ingredients of well over 550,000 different products by simply scanning the bar code. It also offers suggestions for cleaner alternatives.
    img by Aubrey
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Psoriasis makes your skin extremely sensitive to all sorts of irritants. In order to avoid them, dip into a database of 1000s of products and know exactly what you're using.
    img by Stefan
    8 months ago
  • img Community
    If you're in your 50s or beyond, no one else needs to know that. With the right tools on your phone, you can find out what's in your cosmetics and make sure that everything you put on your skin will help slow the effects of time.
    img by Antonio
    3 months ago
  • img Community
    The winter can wreak havoc on your skin. It's just a fact of life. However, if you can find 1 or 2 new skincare products with the right ingredients, you'll be able to hold back winter's effects on your skin.
    img by Stefan
    3 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. With an inventory of more than 350,000 products, you can easily find out all there is to know about the beauty and skin-care items you use every day
    2. "I love knowing the health impact of what's on my bathroom shelf. Every consumer of beauty products needs this." – Karina Birch, Rocky Mountain Soap
    3. Dirty Meter feature shows all of the ingredients in your beauty products! Get a comprehensive understanding of their impacts on your health

    Reviewed by Katelyn on May 8, 2018

  • Totally changed my life and my hair! Amazing App!!! Jun 23, 2020

    By Becscan
    Before I had this app, I had NO idea that the “natural” products I was using for my post-surgery hair loss were actually 1) NOT natural at all and 2) making my hair loss MUCH WORSE!! I love that you can just scan the barcode of a product (or look it up by name) to find out if it’s healthy or not. My favorite feature is the ingredient analysis, though! It shows every ingredient in every product in their database (they’re still building up their database - they have 1.6 million products and counting!-but you can submit new products if they don’t already have the one(s) you want to check out ;) )and shows you exactly which ingredients are healthy, which are questionable, and which are dangerous (using their 0-10 rating system) AND, in an effort to educate people, it tells you the other names of each ingredient (ex. Water/aqua), why it’s in the product, why it’s good/questionable/dangerous, and their recommendations! I’m not getting paid for this review, I really just LOVE this app and think it’s AMAZING and LIFE-CHANGING! Bottom line: This app is INCREDIBLE and really focused on educating the public about what they’re using on their bodies- not on getting any kind of payout. From now on, I’m not going to use any beauty products if I haven’t checked them on Think Dirty, first!
  • Extremely Helpful May 1, 2021

    By D. Blevins
    I went through my cosmetics and hair products and ended up tossing a large bag full of products that had a bad rating due to the ingredients by checking them out on this app. I began to buy items with a 0 or 1 rating for the sake of my skin and hair. By using this app to look up a product, I no longer have to research whether or not a product ingredient is good or bad for me which saves me a lot of time. There was one brand of hair products that I bought including shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, dry conditioner, blowout spray, and shine cream. Eventually, I began losing my hair, lots and lots of hair. I told my hair dresser that I thought I was allergic to that brand. She didn’t think so and sold me more of the same. What a dumby, I actually bought more. When I got this app, I looked up that product and found that it was given an 8 rating. I threw it all out. I’m hoping my hair grows back in but to make sure of it, I will look up any shampoo for a 0-1 rating from now on. I am very grateful this app exists and for all the people who work hard providing this information.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Sasha Egorova
    While the bar code search didn't work for a lot of my products, I was able to find most of them by just using the search bar with the brand and product name. The app is super helpful and allowed me to get rid of a lot of really toxic products. I will keep using it any time I shop for something new. So glad something like this finally exists!
  • Nov 18, 2021

    By Andrea Higgins
    I love having this app! It takes away the research work I would do, to find out what's bad in items I use or my kids use. Great informative app!
  • Nov 2, 2021

    By Amber Rac
    Awesome app!!! I was surprised to find out how many of my beauty products were not as clean as I thought!! Thanks to this app I can make informed decisions on products.
  • THE BEST APP EVER- Mar 26, 2019

    By kemyers
    I was so unaware of what I was bringing into my home. My cleaning products (all purpose cleaner & dish soaps, laundry soaps, etc.), body products (deodorant, shampoos, conditioners, facials, makeup, etc.) THEY WERE ALL TOXIC- and I had no idea. Some of these chemicals effect human hormones, skin sensitivity, and some chemicals lead to cancer & I didn’t even know they were in my home. I was uneducated which is the exact reason I am writing this review- once you know, you know & I guarantee once you know you will want better for your husband, your kids, yourself, and even the dog. TAKE ACTION! Download this app and use it to your best ability the app has a ranking scale from 0-10. 0 being the healthiest 10 being the MOST toxic. This is judged based upon the chemicals and products in your cleaners from home cleaners to body products too. All of my home products & body products were sitting at like an 8 or 9- which is really scary- Now you know, and YOU should download this app && change your life.
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By Sarah Gibson
    I love being able to view the health effects of a product so quickly with this app! What a great tool to ensure I'm keeping a safe and healthy home/environment for my family!
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By mary beth webb
    Love this app! It really helps me pick better products for me and my family! Definitely recommend
  • Nov 23, 2021

    By Jennifer Dryden
    Super fun and easy way to check the ingredients in the products you use for safety and toxicity
  • Wonderful Aug 10, 2020

    By gmv1121
    This app is beyond amazing. The explanations for every ingredient are so detailed and informative. They have most of the products you are looking for, or might have already. I really enjoy the fact that you can scan a barcode directly from a product or search that product by name. You also have the option to submit a new product if it’s not listed. Every product also comes with a review from other people on the app. Every product is rated based on the safety of its ingredients (0 being perfect, and 10 being terrible). Overall one of the best apps I’ve ever downloaded. In order to access some of the features, you do have to pay. But you can use the app without paying a dime and enjoy 100% of the basic info that you need to make decisions about your products. Paying extra is just a perk to add a better experience if you’re really into the app or clean products in general. 5 stars!
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By Living on the EDG Blessed Goods
    I love it, BUT I would like to see a section for curly girl hair products. And other sections for certain hair types and skin types. It would make looking up safe products to try out A LOT easier. I'd definitely use the app more if it had this feature.
  • Love this App! Everyone NEEDS this! Sep 9, 2019

    By Agilbster
    Love this app, it really has brought me so much awareness to all the chemicals & horrible ingredients in all my products! I used to think if i need to see the ingredients, just check the back, but companies can be so shady & misleading, making you think their products are all natural, eco-friendly, organic, etc. & then you scan the barcode & the product is an 8-10! I’ve been in the process of transitioning all my products over to healthier/eco-friendly products with the help of this app, but it can be very challenging because many of the healthier products either are so expensive or don’t work so needless to say i have been through many product fails & lots of money, but still trying! My only 2 constructive criticisms & the reason why i only gave 4 stars is because sooo many products that I scan aren’t in the system, which I understand because there are so many products out there. I also really wish there was a way to sort/filter the products by cost or an average cost (because i realize different retailers sell for different prices). It would save so much time trying to search for healthier options to potentially buy. Overall Love!
  • Very Useful App Feb 27, 2020

    By kkosano
    This app allows you to check what chemicals are in your products and determines wether or not they are harmful. I didn’t realize how “dirty” (products that contain harmful chemicals that can be possible carcinogens) the items I owned were until I checked this app. It’s a great tool to use to be more conscious about what products to buy. You can search specific products using keywords or brand names to check their “dirty” score. While there are a variety of products, not everything is in the system. You can upload product information if it is missing which will be reviewed and later added to the system. I knocked one star down because the app seems a little difficult to navigate, especially when looking for a specific product. Sometimes typing keywords is not enough to locate the item which can be a little frustrating. Depending on the product, there can multiple submissions with different scores that could be confusing. Other than that this is a great tool to have; I use it for all my products and am working towards cleaner products. I would definitely recommend this app for the conscious shopper.
  • Most extensive app in clarifying cosmetic ingredients lists Nov 20, 2019

    By qdbass
    They don’t just slap a grade on said item, they clarify the entire ingredient list. They give grades to both the product itself as well as each ingredient within the product. The best grade a product can have is a “0”, meaning it has extremely low risk ingredients- if any (I believe it is considered in the “green category” with a grade between 0-3; “yellow category” is 4-7; and “red category” is graded 8+). When you click on an item, it shows the list of ingredients, sorted by most toxic to least. You can click on any one of them to see the nitty gritty details, including scientific name (or other names it may be disguised as), usage and health impacts. There are other perks that are probably to be expected, like saving products to your “bathroom shelf” list or “dirty products” (I have yet to use all of those features yet). These guys have all my support but I deducted one star for difficulty finding many items I’ve tried searching for, as in they are not yet in their database. I wish there was a way to suggest products or brands for them to add, otherwise a really great app for cleaner living :)
  • Oct 19, 2021

    By Artur Mokrushin
    The app currently doesn't accept many barcodes from Amazon products. Other than that, very handy app. I learned about it from Dr. Daniel Amen on Lewis Howes' podcast.
  • Good app with room for improvement! Apr 26, 2019

    By KKP95
    This is an excellent tool if you’re just starting out down the clean ingredients path. However to get the most out of this app, you need to actually read and learn. For example, most agencies agree that talc is fine in pressed cosmetics, but talc, no matter what form, automatically gets an 8 (ie. bad) rating. Therefore, you need to read and decide for yourself if you feel comfortable using that product or not. That’s why I call this app as a “tool.” One definite area for improvement is the products included. I wish there was a little less pushing of clean, indie brands and more assessment of the bad brands. I can find clean brands myself, but I need to know which to steer clear of. Entries on cosmetics are extremely limited even though it’s a booming market. It would also be nice if there was a way to view items by brand so that you could look at a company’s entire product line since the keyword search can be a bit off. Overall, I will continue to use the app but I look forward to future improvements!
  • Must have app Mar 19, 2019

    By jmwheeler1109
    This is a must have app in my opinion. It’s amazing to be able to go through the store in skin products to see which are the least toxic before purchasing them. Marketing gimmick’s make you think “natural” Products are way safer than they are. Think dirty really shines a light on the truth about what’s in our products. I do however think it needs a little work, which is why it got four stars instead of five. Sometimes it will rate things very low such as a zero or a one because the ingredients are not fully in the system yet. So it looks like it’s made of water and aloe vera… When really there’s 10 ingredients missing. I wish that the product was not listed if the full list of ingredients have not been added to the products profile and been properly evaluated and rated. Despite this fact I still think it’s an insanely useful app and everyone should have it. Just use caution when you are looking at a product to purchase because you need to make sure all the ingredients are listed.
  • Nov 1, 2021

    By Belinda E
    I wish more products but I know you can't get every product. There couple still want to know about if good or not.
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Lily Dawn
    It's a great app. Premium features aren't very restrictive unless you want to search very specific terms using premium filters. It lets you know all the bad ingredients and give sources so I know it's legit. One thing I've seen is people give things 1 star because it is a black owned business or women owned, and they say "we should support all businesses, not just black owned" I think there should be a reporting system so these reviews can be removed to provide an accurate rating for products.
  • Super handy Jun 6, 2019

    By Nikkietheestie
    I love being able to look up products’ “dirtiness” so that I can stock my shelves with those that will be the best in terms of ingredients’ safety. I really appreciate the added articles that back up the claims to where the ingredients are on the scale. As a licensed esthetician I love knowing the why and how of things. I also love that if a product is not yet in the system, I can send in info about it for them to review and add later. A couple suggestions: - Options for filtering search results (brand, score range, product type, skin type, etc). I would love to be able to go window shopping for certain types of products but the search engine doesn’t seem to always be the best place to start. It seems like when I try searching for something it gives all the 0 scored products at the top. So something like a “popular” filter would show those products (high and low scored) for a good idea of where to start in a search for a go-to product. Maybe also allowing users (or designated ambassadors/moderators) to help in categorizing would be a cool feature. - More customization options for the lists. Maybe instead of folders, we can add our own hashtags for a more optimized search through our own set-aside products. That’s all I can think of for now. But dang I already love this app (I’ve been wanting something like this since getting my license in 2015!) and am so excited to see what comes next for it. ❤️❤️
  • At the least it makes you think Jan 23, 2019

    By MMBrady_Theo
    I downloaded this app several years ago. I went on a scanning frenzy. It was both alarming & terrifying to read all the suspect ingredients that were in items I had assumed were for the most part safe, particularly skin care. One expects chemicals in cleaning products, but not your lotion or toothpaste or even laundry detergent. It also made me think about where all these chemicals end up, that is in our water supply & soil, basically they are assimilated into our environment one way or another. That is the real benefit of this app, it makes you stop & think. I have found that some of the rating is misleading & not fully accurate like they are trying to scare people. I do not like the persistent level that they push products on users. It seems to have increased significantly since I first downloaded the app. Also I had a ton of products scanned & submitted that were not in the system & they are all gone now. That is extremely frustrating to me. It takes time to input products. I check back occasionally to see if they have been rated & to find that they are all just gone was pretty crappy.
  • Oct 19, 2021

    By Jordan Graham
    App works very well but they need to add a lot of products to their database almost half of the items I scanned didn't show up in the system
  • This app is super helpful..... BUT Jun 23, 2020

    By Candycrrushqueen9362589492
    I really do like this app, it’s a simple way to look at the ingredients and quick. What I don’t like is that if you have a bottle of shampoo with all 0-3 rating ingredients and one single ingredient is bad (8) that shouldn’t make the overall rating an 8. If the last ingredient (since this is the least amount) in the bottle is that bad rating then it should be weighted so that the overall rating isn’t just ruined because of an ingredient that’s barely in the product. There should be a better system here. Maybe even just a mean of all the numbers to have the rating. I don’t like the way the app does it at all. I’m not gonna be worried about 1 ingredient especially if it’s last in the list. Other than this I like how every ingredient is given a different number and color, it makes it easy to check out what’s in my product instead of trying to remember every bad ingredient in the store while reading the bottle. Finding the product is a little crazy if it’s not a popular one, and sometimes it’s not even on the app.
  • Better search options Feb 19, 2020

    By mscookie0
    I like that you can search for a product by name, but I wish there was a way to sort products by quality and price (which I noticed the website doesn’t include and is an important aspect for most, how much is this 1 rated shampoo vs the 3 rated shampoo? - for those unfamiliar a lower rating means a better product) I’ve also noticed a lot of comments on the really low rated products were quite negative or indicated they would not purchase more and you’d have to scroll to find some positive reviews, but the app still shows that product with an 80% would use again with 4+ stars?? When most the upfront comments are negative? I’m not sure about the reviews section of this app. I definitely will be using this app to further look into potential products, but it’s not as useful with finding new ones as I hoped it would be. ......after perusing the app for another 30 min or so and cross checking it with “the best 10 hair care products for dry hair” so far were 6/6 being listed as 8 ratings aka very dirty. Now I expected some of the big name brands to not be the best for you, but literally all of them are listed as very dirty because they have a fragrance in them? I get that fragrance is a chemical but if all the other ingredients are green and they have one thing that’s an 8 I don’t think giving it an 8 rating is fair....
  • No data on common brands Feb 17, 2020

    By pearsandclementines
    I got this app for the purposes of learning more about the products I apply every day and potentially turning over my makeup bag to include less harmful products. Immediately after downloading I started searching products in my makeup bag to learn more about the ingredients. There was no data on my bronzer, foundation or primer by Fenty Beauty, my Too Faced lip gloss, my mascara, or Glossier brow gel. Admittedly, I don’t race to get the newest release of lip kits or products but I also know that I’m not working with out-of-date or obscure makeup. I’m surprised that there would be no information on my products from the three major brands I listed above. I did get prompted to upload info and submit my products to the app’s database but I could not get a clear picture of my product even after 5 retakes. I don’t have this issue when using my iPhone camera normally so I can only assume it was an issue of the app. I don’t want to completely disregard what this app has to offer. The ability to look further into a certain ingredient with one click and get and overview of health effects and usage with a list of sources is so convenient and the concept I came for. I’m just disappointed that for have an average makeup bag with products from big names that I couldn’t find what I was looking for. For now I’ll just do my own research via Google.
  • The app is biased and not giving full info Feb 20, 2019

    By Gabsteryyy15
    A friend referred this app to me as an expecting mother. I got the app and started scanning and was appalled at what the app thought was dangerous. I did my research on some ingredients, carcinogens, health problems and whatnot. The app is very biased towards organic product. If it’s not organic, they will label is 8-10 and call it very dangerous. One of my products is labeled a Group 2B by the national Cancer society- there is a possibility of it having harmful effects towards humans but the studies were inconclusive since it was tested on animals and not humans. But the app said it was a 9- very dangerous. It’s good to know what is in your products, but the app doesn’t tell you how much exposure to a product you’d have to endure before seeing effects of the bad ingredients. For example, *possible* carcinogens are found in Johnson and Johnson baby body soap. But to see effects of those possible carcinogens, a baby would have to be exposed to thousands and thousands of gallons. And even then, it is only a slight possibility (less than .0001%) that the child would get cancer. The information the app provides is misleading and it’s in favor of organic products. I think the app producers get paid to rate those products as “heathy products.”
  • Grain of salt Jan 5, 2021

    By Sarah E Johnson
    Like a lot of negative reviews on here, take the information with a grain of salt. The idea for this app is VERY interesting, but it’s been executed poorly. - not all of the ingredients they deem “bad” on some products are accurate. I’ve noticed on a few skin care products I use have been labeled as containing fragrance. The ingredient list on the bottle says otherwise and is staunchly fragrance free on the bottle. - secondly, I think methylparabens shouldn’t be labeled as a “dirty” ingredient. This is controversial and is used in a lot of formulas to keep the product stable. There are also other ingredients several other people have pointed out as safe but are labeled dirty in this app. - they 100% sell your information to other companies to make a buck. This is the biggest no-no to me that made me delete the app. An app that truly wants to help people wouldn’t be using a platform to do this. I understand they need to make money somehow, but this isn’t the way. By rating products the app is paid to rate as “safe” (i.e Native) and selling information to other platforms that you viewed this product, you ruin your credibility.
  • Oct 23, 2021

    By Deb Campos
    I made some changes to some products because I trusted this app accuracy. Well, today I decided to check the list of ingredients on my old hair gel and realized none of the harmful ingredients this app said it had was on my gel's list of ingredients. So, I checked other products I have and again the same problem. I'm now very suspicious and I lost my trust in this app. Anybody can submit random ingredients just to harm competitor's products. The way ingredients are submitted should change.
  • Oct 14, 2021

    By Green Olive
    As I opened the APP, it froze at the screen where two options - current account or add another account - displayed. Can't do anything further. I wanted to give ZERO star, yet no such alternative.
  • Oct 1, 2021

    By Virginia montoya
    Thought this would make life easier and safer but does not work on alot of products even know brand ones and the app would freeze alot of the time while I'm trying to find the product please fix this.
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By J K
    Really wanted this to work, scanned 20 nationally known (united states) (like Kraft Italian dressing) items not one would come up via barcode search.
  • Nov 18, 2021

    By Patti Quintano
    Practically worthless. Very small database. I've submitted 7 products for review, most immediately after installing three months ago and I thought they actually looked at submissions and helped you. Now I know better. Your submissions go into a black hole, never to be seen again. Uninstalling. EWG's Skin Deep has a better database.
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Lora McCain
    This app is a waste if time if you by off brand or even some common brands. Then, I went to add products but the screen locked and wouldn't let me enter anything. Really disappointed as the app should have been preloaded with thousands of products before ever launching. My job is not to fill the info in!! Sorry but very disappointing!!

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