Yuka - Food & cosmetic scan

Yuka - Food & cosmetic scan

Yuka App

Scan food & personal care products and evaluate their impact on your health

4.6 Ratings 95K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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  • Jun 27, 2022

    By Jenn Page
    Mind blown. I have spent so much time in aisles reading labels to buy the best stuff I could find. Turns out everthing I put on my body is POOR! Even the "all natural" makeup. We're going to go get all new products now that we have the app to help pick them out. And it's so quick and easy. I love that the app is self financed and independent from all brands. There are no ads even if you do free version. The makers actually care about the cause. I decided to pay for the pro version to support.
  • Love this app May 28, 2022

    By SavyBussinessWoman
    Ok so I just downloaded this app, and fell in love with it. A very close relative of mine has been trying to eat healthy for the past year or so now and feels like nothing was working. I showed her this app, and that many products she thought were healthy were actually contributing to gaining weight, migranes, and even more conditions. She was ecstatic about this app, and next time she goes to the store this app will be with her. I personally love how you get recommendations on similar products that are healthier alternatives. Not only that but I feel much better knowing that what I am going to eat In the future is healthy, and tasty. Some ideas I have for this app are ones that will make it easier to purchase items, for example… let’s say a cereal brand you have been buying products from is not healthy, and you tap on a similar, but healthier alternative, it would make it very convenient if you could tap it and add it to a personalized in app grocery list, for when you go to the store. That way you have a picture of this unfamiliar product along with the name of it. I am very excited to use this app, and hope it will make my future healthier! Thanks a million!
  • May 20, 2022

    By r3dbl00dbl3nd
    This app is amazing! I do wish it had more studies in English as most of them are in Spanish, but translating with technology is not really an issue. You get everything the app has to offer without premium except a search bar, but you don't really need it unless you're trying to buy products online I guess. But you can scan anything in store and not only get information on that product, but recommendations for products better for you that are similar! Will be using for everything I buy!
  • Everyone needs this app. So important May 27, 2022

    By Rock n Pop
    I’m absolutely obsessed with this app. I’ve had it for a couple weeks now and have managed to scan all of the foods i usually eat. It so scary how many common household foods have dangerous additives. Lots of food in the USA is banned in other countries cause of how dangerous it is. At first it felt a little discouraging when everything I scanned got a bad rating. But the recommendations helped me realize that there are a lot of healthy none expensive alternatives that taste just as great if not better. I’ve convinced my whole family to download the app so they can see what they are putting in their bodies. It’s crazy how even products that are marketed as healthy have a ridiculous amount of hazardous additives. It is SO important the we understand what we are putting in our bodies. We all want to live long healthy lives and this app definitely helps. This app makes it so easy to know and understand what the ingredients mean and how they effect our bodies. I’m so grateful to have found this app. Thank you YUKA for caring about our health!!!
  • Jun 25, 2022

    By Maggie H
    This app has provided me with excellent information on products I buy daily. It's a real eye opener, to see so many beauty products, soaps, shampoos, can foods, etc. that have harmful/toxic chemicals. I've made some real changes and have stopped buying these harmful products! I will definitely keep scanning on YUKA before I buy! I refuse to spend my hard earned money on toxic products that are slowly killing us! 😤
  • My best friend at the grocery stores Mar 5, 2022

    By Sanja Evatsug
    Yuka makes it so much easier for me to shop for healthy food. The grading system over 100 and the simplified rationale behind the assigned grade makes it easy to understand. Also, the grades classify the products into for categories (excellent, good, poor or bad) simplifying my decision making process to purchase a product or not. The most appreciated feature is the suggestion of better similar products that Yuka makes in the event the product scanned would not be a good choice. I must mention that I appreciate the highlight of hazardous additives. Most of us know very little to noting about the numerous chemicals that we’re being bombarded with by the food industry. Thank you Yuka for calling out loud these harmful substances and educating the user about their eventual effects on our health. I have been telling everyone about Yuka and so far all my friends and family have downloaded this app and have been so excited to tell me about their findings of better food options.
  • Love this app! Feb 7, 2022

    By KGwoood
    After using this app for a few days, I was so pleased with it that I decided to go premium for the additional benefits. I have scanned almost all of my face and body products and many of my food products. If it is a known product you get a rating based on ingredients, along with a list of ingredients and information regarding known hazards and possible allergies etc…. If the product isn’t known, you can easily submit information by filling in product name, brand, and submitting a few photos of label and ingredients. Also, you get a list of alternatives with better ratings. I don’t know how they do it, but it is quick- like an hour or two. I have been surprised that some of the higher price products I have purchased have some very poor ratings, while their less expensive counterparts have high ratings. If you’re picky about what you put on and in your body (and your kids), I highly recommend this app.
  • Apr 14, 2022

    By Taylor Willis
    I LOVE this app!! It's helped me so much with cutting all the junk our if my life and all it takes is a quick scan. I love that they provide articles as to why the additives are bad instead of just saying so, so you can be more informed of what you are consuming. The developers also get back to you super quick when it comes to adding new products. My only "complaint" is that I wish that they could expand to cover things like detergent and cleaning supplies.
  • Best app to come out! Jun 14, 2022

    By georgehduru
    This app is so useful a must have for everyone. This app has helped me improve my health by giving me alternatives to foods that contain harmful additives. I use to eat just about anything that is until I downloaded this app. It is crazy how many companies don’t care about the consumers health and will add just about any harmful additive, food dyes, and oils. Now every time I go grocery shopping I scan and know what brands to avoid and which to get. After downloading this app and sticking with my diet of healthy/ organic foods I have to say that I feel younger than my age! I am full of energy and best of all I’m taking care of my health being ! I highly encourage everyone to download this app and see the great benefits of eating healthy yourself. I also encourage those to support the creators and buy premium as they worked very hard and decided to give us this amazing application for free! Thank you Yuka
  • Apr 25, 2022

    By Lilianna Ahrens
    I don't like that it takes points off for food that has "too many calories". That's subjective and dependent on the person who is eating the food. 100 calories for some orange juice should not deduct THAT many points. I do, however, like using this for cosmetic products. It's very helpful because I don't know the technical names for many of the harsh or toxic chemicals in a lot of hair and skin care items. I also like how in depth it goes in describing why the ingredients are bad for you :)
  • Jun 27, 2022

    By Jenn Page
    Mind blown. I have spent so much time in aisles reading labels to buy the best stuff I could find. Turns out everthing I put on my body is POOR! Even the "all natural" makeup. We're going to go get all new products now that we have the app to help pick them out. And it's so quick and easy. I love that the app is self financed and independent from all brands. There are no ads even if you do free version. The makers actually care about the cause. I decided to pay for the pro version to support.
  • Love this app May 28, 2022

    By SavyBussinessWoman
    Ok so I just downloaded this app, and fell in love with it. A very close relative of mine has been trying to eat healthy for the past year or so now and feels like nothing was working. I showed her this app, and that many products she thought were healthy were actually contributing to gaining weight, migranes, and even more conditions. She was ecstatic about this app, and next time she goes to the store this app will be with her. I personally love how you get recommendations on similar products that are healthier alternatives. Not only that but I feel much better knowing that what I am going to eat In the future is healthy, and tasty. Some ideas I have for this app are ones that will make it easier to purchase items, for example… let’s say a cereal brand you have been buying products from is not healthy, and you tap on a similar, but healthier alternative, it would make it very convenient if you could tap it and add it to a personalized in app grocery list, for when you go to the store. That way you have a picture of this unfamiliar product along with the name of it. I am very excited to use this app, and hope it will make my future healthier! Thanks a million!
  • May 20, 2022

    By r3dbl00dbl3nd
    This app is amazing! I do wish it had more studies in English as most of them are in Spanish, but translating with technology is not really an issue. You get everything the app has to offer without premium except a search bar, but you don't really need it unless you're trying to buy products online I guess. But you can scan anything in store and not only get information on that product, but recommendations for products better for you that are similar! Will be using for everything I buy!
  • Everyone needs this app. So important May 27, 2022

    By Rock n Pop
    I’m absolutely obsessed with this app. I’ve had it for a couple weeks now and have managed to scan all of the foods i usually eat. It so scary how many common household foods have dangerous additives. Lots of food in the USA is banned in other countries cause of how dangerous it is. At first it felt a little discouraging when everything I scanned got a bad rating. But the recommendations helped me realize that there are a lot of healthy none expensive alternatives that taste just as great if not better. I’ve convinced my whole family to download the app so they can see what they are putting in their bodies. It’s crazy how even products that are marketed as healthy have a ridiculous amount of hazardous additives. It is SO important the we understand what we are putting in our bodies. We all want to live long healthy lives and this app definitely helps. This app makes it so easy to know and understand what the ingredients mean and how they effect our bodies. I’m so grateful to have found this app. Thank you YUKA for caring about our health!!!
  • Jun 25, 2022

    By Maggie H
    This app has provided me with excellent information on products I buy daily. It's a real eye opener, to see so many beauty products, soaps, shampoos, can foods, etc. that have harmful/toxic chemicals. I've made some real changes and have stopped buying these harmful products! I will definitely keep scanning on YUKA before I buy! I refuse to spend my hard earned money on toxic products that are slowly killing us! 😤
  • My best friend at the grocery stores Mar 5, 2022

    By Sanja Evatsug
    Yuka makes it so much easier for me to shop for healthy food. The grading system over 100 and the simplified rationale behind the assigned grade makes it easy to understand. Also, the grades classify the products into for categories (excellent, good, poor or bad) simplifying my decision making process to purchase a product or not. The most appreciated feature is the suggestion of better similar products that Yuka makes in the event the product scanned would not be a good choice. I must mention that I appreciate the highlight of hazardous additives. Most of us know very little to noting about the numerous chemicals that we’re being bombarded with by the food industry. Thank you Yuka for calling out loud these harmful substances and educating the user about their eventual effects on our health. I have been telling everyone about Yuka and so far all my friends and family have downloaded this app and have been so excited to tell me about their findings of better food options.
  • Love this app! Feb 7, 2022

    By KGwoood
    After using this app for a few days, I was so pleased with it that I decided to go premium for the additional benefits. I have scanned almost all of my face and body products and many of my food products. If it is a known product you get a rating based on ingredients, along with a list of ingredients and information regarding known hazards and possible allergies etc…. If the product isn’t known, you can easily submit information by filling in product name, brand, and submitting a few photos of label and ingredients. Also, you get a list of alternatives with better ratings. I don’t know how they do it, but it is quick- like an hour or two. I have been surprised that some of the higher price products I have purchased have some very poor ratings, while their less expensive counterparts have high ratings. If you’re picky about what you put on and in your body (and your kids), I highly recommend this app.
  • Apr 14, 2022

    By Taylor Willis
    I LOVE this app!! It's helped me so much with cutting all the junk our if my life and all it takes is a quick scan. I love that they provide articles as to why the additives are bad instead of just saying so, so you can be more informed of what you are consuming. The developers also get back to you super quick when it comes to adding new products. My only "complaint" is that I wish that they could expand to cover things like detergent and cleaning supplies.
  • Best app to come out! Jun 14, 2022

    By georgehduru
    This app is so useful a must have for everyone. This app has helped me improve my health by giving me alternatives to foods that contain harmful additives. I use to eat just about anything that is until I downloaded this app. It is crazy how many companies don’t care about the consumers health and will add just about any harmful additive, food dyes, and oils. Now every time I go grocery shopping I scan and know what brands to avoid and which to get. After downloading this app and sticking with my diet of healthy/ organic foods I have to say that I feel younger than my age! I am full of energy and best of all I’m taking care of my health being ! I highly encourage everyone to download this app and see the great benefits of eating healthy yourself. I also encourage those to support the creators and buy premium as they worked very hard and decided to give us this amazing application for free! Thank you Yuka
  • Apr 25, 2022

    By Lilianna Ahrens
    I don't like that it takes points off for food that has "too many calories". That's subjective and dependent on the person who is eating the food. 100 calories for some orange juice should not deduct THAT many points. I do, however, like using this for cosmetic products. It's very helpful because I don't know the technical names for many of the harsh or toxic chemicals in a lot of hair and skin care items. I also like how in depth it goes in describing why the ingredients are bad for you :)
  • May 7, 2022

    By Lina H
    Anytime I try to click on something thats in my saved list of things I've scanned, so that I can see the ingredients and their ratings; the app crashes and my phone tells me the app has a bug and to wait til developer has created a fix. Can we please get this fixed? I love this app and its been helping me change to healthier products.
  • Mar 12, 2021

    By :
    The score yuka gives to some items seems odd at times, but that's not my issue. The issue is that I've used yuka on multiple phones, data, and wifi networks, but it still takes an hour for anything scanned to appear most of the time. Sometimes it'll be instantaneous, but most of the time, it'll scan, disappear, and the scanned item will decide to reappear after a few hours, sometimes a day. If I'm shopping for groceries, and scanning physical items in a store, I don't have time for this.
  • Good start but needs work Apr 20, 2022

    By Nb92661
    This app is somewhat helpful but it is not 100% accurate. I’ve had to correct several products that were rated “Excellent”, but were in fact “Bad”. The ingredients were incorrect. They need to limit users from adding products if they submit incorrect ingredients. Then also give the people who correct products a star rating or something that differentials the people submitting inaccurate info from the people who submit the correct info. Also they need to list the food ingredients similar to how they list beauty products ingredients. How will we know if someone has listed the proper food ingredients when they are not visible to the user. I hate how reporting into forces use of the apple mail app. This is so archaic are inconvenient. I use gmail so I will not install the apple mail app because the developers can’t figure out how to let you report info any other way. Please fix! I have several more suggestions but I’ll write another review later.
  • PSEUDOSCIENCE Jan 21, 2022

    By HDJDDDHDJJEJRN
    PLEASE people I am begging you, do not download this. The basis of this app seemed to be confusing to me because I did not understand how they were ascribing these “scores” to food products. I looked on the website and found that they use a nutritionist who is French to review their sources. I have not been able to find any related education, and I know that the term nutritionist is not regulated in the US. Registered dietitians is the only term that can be regulated.I went ahead and downloaded the app, and found that many of the articles that are sourced from companies and organizations with bias. And they claim not to have bias? So that doesn’t make sense. Many of the articles had even been taken down, and some were not even peer reviewed.. So please take this information with a grain of salt. The demonization of preservatives and processed foods for no reason needs to stop, especially when they are causing people to have unhealthy relationships with food.
  • Not accurate, duplicated ratings and inconsistent Jun 10, 2021

    By skyemars
    I really wanted this app to be reliable, and I have a paid subscription, but sadly I find many errors in it: missing ingredients, duplicated products with different ratings... And when I report an error they ask me to provide the information, to take the picture of the ingredients, etc. I pay a subscription. I don’t work for free. They should be the ones checking the products and finding the correct information. Plus the product pictures look really bad. The idea behind it is good, but I don’t find it too reliable. ——- Thank you for your reply. It sounds great, but as I said I often find the same product with different ratings listed more than once, products with not all ingredients listed and it is very disappointing specially when you pay for the app. So the idea is good but it needs lots of improvements or more people hired to keep the app up to date.
  • Almost No Healthfood Products or Others Listed Sep 19, 2021

    By Erika Haines Zuckero
    Maybe because this is a new app, they haven’t had time to develop it fully, but I just scanned twenty different toxic-free products in my kitchen as well as other common household products (like WD40, for example) and they are not listed as products that have toxicity information on Yuka at all! They also do not have a lot of info on pet products, which makes me a little sad, as our four-legged friends are very important to us! I’m not deleting the app (or maybe I will) because it looks like they’re counting on me working for them (the “post information” link pops up when an unrecognized product is scanned) to keep their app functioning. It’s a good thing I know a lot about chemicals and what is and isn’t good for people, plants and animals…stay informed, everyone! Cheers, Erika
  • Wanted to love this but… Jun 18, 2022

    By ShadowJet1357
    it’s way too inaccurate with information on what’s actually good or poor nutrition. For example, Perfect Bars (Peanut Butter flavor is what I eat mostly) are great for you but it’s listed as “poor” cause it has 19g of sugar (comes from mostly honey which is a natural sweetener) 3g of saturated fat and high in calories at 340. Didn’t take into account the unsaturated fats in the item which a person may need more of. Two of the same exact things can have two completely different ratings depending on the scaling they choose to use. I’m like really…? -.- Apps like these can be helpful but only if the info is accurate otherwise it’s better to do the research on your own and/or read books that’s on the mark about it.
  • Avoid if you have issues with food Jun 27, 2022

    By Hdbcdzbnczbnkpg
    I do feel like it promotes fearmongering and unhealthy relationships with food. I hate the food portion. It is not necessary to break down and pick apart every food imaginable to determine if they are good or not. Food is food. It is not productive to have an app tell you that the granola bar you ate is too caloric or has too much sugar so therefore it is „poor“. If it rates an item as poor the app will give suggestions that are often inappropriate (like vinegar instead of mayo) or that are twice the price of the original product. This app just seems wildly out of touch with the fact that there are many people with eating disorders.
  • SCAM! Jul 2, 2022

    By NY Andrew
    I like how they FORCE you to create an account to harvest your data THEN first thing I do is go to do a search and wouldn’t you know it, REQUIRES A MEMBERSHIP!!!!! Gets better. Says “pay what you want” ok I can get down with that, but then they FORCE YOU TO MAKE A SELECTION OF THREE OPTIONS!!!! How is that, “pay what you want” if I have to choose an option!? Slimy business practice all around. Just do your own research. It’s honestly not that hard. Over time you’ll build memory of what’s good and bad as far as ingredients go anyway and keeps your brain sharp. No shortcuts in life unless you wanna bend over and pay. Disappointed and will be sharing this negative experience everywhere.
  • Fear mongering Apr 19, 2022

    By Brishney
    I got this app mostly out of curiosity. While the ingredients aspect is accurate, the way they are presented is more about scaring people than being informative. Firstly, it will tell you that a drink with 5 calories is “too caloric” and lists it as a negative. Secondly, it will tell you scientific names for ingredients and then claim that they are more dangerous than they actually are. I’ve just noticed a lot of inconsistency with how the app addresses certain ingredients. It really looks as though the app is trying to instill unnecessary fear in consumers. If you were to live by this app you would never eat anything ever.

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  • Jun 27, 2022

    By Jenn Page
    Mind blown. I have spent so much time in aisles reading labels to buy the best stuff I could find. Turns out everthing I put on my body is POOR! Even the "all natural" makeup. We're going to go get all new products now that we have the app to help pick them out. And it's so quick and easy. I love that the app is self financed and independent from all brands. There are no ads even if you do free version. The makers actually care about the cause. I decided to pay for the pro version to support.
  • Love this app May 28, 2022

    By SavyBussinessWoman
    Ok so I just downloaded this app, and fell in love with it. A very close relative of mine has been trying to eat healthy for the past year or so now and feels like nothing was working. I showed her this app, and that many products she thought were healthy were actually contributing to gaining weight, migranes, and even more conditions. She was ecstatic about this app, and next time she goes to the store this app will be with her. I personally love how you get recommendations on similar products that are healthier alternatives. Not only that but I feel much better knowing that what I am going to eat In the future is healthy, and tasty. Some ideas I have for this app are ones that will make it easier to purchase items, for example… let’s say a cereal brand you have been buying products from is not healthy, and you tap on a similar, but healthier alternative, it would make it very convenient if you could tap it and add it to a personalized in app grocery list, for when you go to the store. That way you have a picture of this unfamiliar product along with the name of it. I am very excited to use this app, and hope it will make my future healthier! Thanks a million!
  • Everyone needs this app. So important May 27, 2022

    By Rock n Pop
    I’m absolutely obsessed with this app. I’ve had it for a couple weeks now and have managed to scan all of the foods i usually eat. It so scary how many common household foods have dangerous additives. Lots of food in the USA is banned in other countries cause of how dangerous it is. At first it felt a little discouraging when everything I scanned got a bad rating. But the recommendations helped me realize that there are a lot of healthy none expensive alternatives that taste just as great if not better. I’ve convinced my whole family to download the app so they can see what they are putting in their bodies. It’s crazy how even products that are marketed as healthy have a ridiculous amount of hazardous additives. It is SO important the we understand what we are putting in our bodies. We all want to live long healthy lives and this app definitely helps. This app makes it so easy to know and understand what the ingredients mean and how they effect our bodies. I’m so grateful to have found this app. Thank you YUKA for caring about our health!!!
  • Jun 25, 2022

    By Maggie H
    This app has provided me with excellent information on products I buy daily. It's a real eye opener, to see so many beauty products, soaps, shampoos, can foods, etc. that have harmful/toxic chemicals. I've made some real changes and have stopped buying these harmful products! I will definitely keep scanning on YUKA before I buy! I refuse to spend my hard earned money on toxic products that are slowly killing us! 😤
  • My best friend at the grocery stores Mar 5, 2022

    By Sanja Evatsug
    Yuka makes it so much easier for me to shop for healthy food. The grading system over 100 and the simplified rationale behind the assigned grade makes it easy to understand. Also, the grades classify the products into for categories (excellent, good, poor or bad) simplifying my decision making process to purchase a product or not. The most appreciated feature is the suggestion of better similar products that Yuka makes in the event the product scanned would not be a good choice. I must mention that I appreciate the highlight of hazardous additives. Most of us know very little to noting about the numerous chemicals that we’re being bombarded with by the food industry. Thank you Yuka for calling out loud these harmful substances and educating the user about their eventual effects on our health. I have been telling everyone about Yuka and so far all my friends and family have downloaded this app and have been so excited to tell me about their findings of better food options.
  • Love this app! Feb 7, 2022

    By KGwoood
    After using this app for a few days, I was so pleased with it that I decided to go premium for the additional benefits. I have scanned almost all of my face and body products and many of my food products. If it is a known product you get a rating based on ingredients, along with a list of ingredients and information regarding known hazards and possible allergies etc…. If the product isn’t known, you can easily submit information by filling in product name, brand, and submitting a few photos of label and ingredients. Also, you get a list of alternatives with better ratings. I don’t know how they do it, but it is quick- like an hour or two. I have been surprised that some of the higher price products I have purchased have some very poor ratings, while their less expensive counterparts have high ratings. If you’re picky about what you put on and in your body (and your kids), I highly recommend this app.
  • Best app to come out! Jun 14, 2022

    By georgehduru
    This app is so useful a must have for everyone. This app has helped me improve my health by giving me alternatives to foods that contain harmful additives. I use to eat just about anything that is until I downloaded this app. It is crazy how many companies don’t care about the consumers health and will add just about any harmful additive, food dyes, and oils. Now every time I go grocery shopping I scan and know what brands to avoid and which to get. After downloading this app and sticking with my diet of healthy/ organic foods I have to say that I feel younger than my age! I am full of energy and best of all I’m taking care of my health being ! I highly encourage everyone to download this app and see the great benefits of eating healthy yourself. I also encourage those to support the creators and buy premium as they worked very hard and decided to give us this amazing application for free! Thank you Yuka
  • id give this infinite stars if i could May 1, 2021

    By Jkajsjsoodkwkp
    i’ve always been extremely cautious about what I put into an on my body I tried looking up certain words I see ingredients that I know aren’t natural and I would have to figure out if it is safe one by one. this app put everything right in front of your eyes it explains every single ingredient in detail and also let you know in a clear and simple way how much of a risk it is for your health (good, low risk, moderate risk) and also says out of 100 how healthy it is for your body. i’ve been wanting to write in a journal every ingredient I can find and if they are bad for you but now I can just pull it up on my phone whenever I need to know! this app is amazing and I truly do hope that they get more subscribers. I will definitely be promoting it on my social media‘s more people need to be aware of the benefits from this app🤍
  • Mar 3, 2022

    By Day June
    This app has been super helpful when I'm in the store. It seems out products with harmful additives for me. It also breaks down the overall health of a product in a very easy visual way. So if "too many calories" isn't a concern of mine then I still buy the product. You can also favorite items which is super helpful for me to make a nice list of snacks I can buy in the future. Great app!
  • Feb 2, 2022

    By Hannah Vogel
    This is a super helpful and easy to use app while shopping. The numbers it rates foods can sometimes be misleading, for example, it says a That's It bar has too much sugar since it doesn't take into account that the bar also has the natural fiber from the fruits. However, it is super helpful it showing you any risky ingredients and I love how it explains why they are risky. I especially like using it to compare two different foods or beauty products.
  • May 20, 2022

    By r3dbl00dbl3nd
    This app is amazing! I do wish it had more studies in English as most of them are in Spanish, but translating with technology is not really an issue. You get everything the app has to offer without premium except a search bar, but you don't really need it unless you're trying to buy products online I guess. But you can scan anything in store and not only get information on that product, but recommendations for products better for you that are similar! Will be using for everything I buy!
  • Apr 14, 2022

    By Taylor Willis
    I LOVE this app!! It's helped me so much with cutting all the junk our if my life and all it takes is a quick scan. I love that they provide articles as to why the additives are bad instead of just saying so, so you can be more informed of what you are consuming. The developers also get back to you super quick when it comes to adding new products. My only "complaint" is that I wish that they could expand to cover things like detergent and cleaning supplies.
  • Apr 12, 2022

    By K G
    So helpful when shopping, but also to go thru your cabinets and fridge. I'm learning more about foods and ingredients every day and this helps teach you what makes foods or cosmetics bad, and more importantly why. Had to turn off battery and data in the background though... My phone was getting very hot on charge and once I did that, my phone cooled down immediately.
  • Dec 15, 2021

    By Tyler Hoerner
    Updating my review to reflect the recent app update. It seems the data unavailable for common products was unintended and the developer was able to resolve in short order. I still stand by my initial feedback that showing nutritional highlights (additives, sugar, fat, etc) would still be highly beneficial to the user despite the lack of rating on certain product types. Outside of that the app works rather well, it's an easy interface, snappy, and saves previous searches which is a nice touch.
  • Jul 4, 2022

    By Riccardo Seeber
    A reason for the addition of the substances and the role they play, what they actually do would be an improvement to their descriptions. A great app that justifies it's ratings with peak body' review, grey article or liturature, which is a significant upgrade from standard review sites. Would be good to be able to create your own sub-categories within the food/beauty category's. Point and shoot scan with snap info, very easy to use.
  • One food rating flaw Jan 12, 2022

    By kaylaaltuz
    I love this app and I love the section for beauty products! The rating system is great. The one thing that I don’t like however, is the lack of settings on the food side. I don’t like seeing that some of the foods I eat are “poor” simply because the app thinks they are too high in calories. I didn’t download this app for calories I downloaded it to check for harmful additives. I just wish there was a setting to turn off the calorie rating and the sugar rating. There’s no reason my organic coffee creamer is a “poor” food for having 6g of sugar in a tablespoon. I just want to know if there is additives. Maybe something to consider with the next update? Otherwise keep up the good work! I plan on keeping my premium membership active.
  • Here’s my reason it did not get 5 stars.. Jan 27, 2022

    By Mr. Fooseball
    For starters the app is great for its intended purpose. Giving healthier alternatives to the food in our fridge or pantry. That aspect works perfectly, but the problem that I have is, The app needs to implement specific stores that have the inventory for these products. I scanned peanut butter and all the alternatives were from Trader Joe’s. I do not shop at Trader Joe’s nor is there one in a 20 mile radius of me. What I do have is Walmart and while I know Walmart is not the healthiest store to purchase food, it’s all I have. Please include a feature that lets me designate a specific store and their products so I can go back to that location and pickup a healthier product.
  • Love hate relationship Jan 23, 2022

    By mmungle
    Ok, so I got really excited about this app. Really trying to eat better and be more mindful of what’s going in my body and my families. I do think this is a 2 fold type thing. I love that it gives breakdown of whats in the products (like additives) and why they are harmful. However, like what am I supposed to eat?! Lol almost everything in my house has poor ratings. And i don't feel like I buy a lot of “bad” foods. Be prepared to get poor ratings on things you thought were OK to eat. Definitely a learning process and it does give recommendations on foods that are similar and have good ratings. So this is a love hate relationship.
  • Love it but… Aug 11, 2021

    By Submit Button
    This app is amazing for knowing what’s in your food/beauty products and finding any harmful chemicals in the ingredients. However, the only problem I have with Yuka is that it rates products based on calories and nutrients, which is only on a scale of numbers so it doesn’t take account the volume of food. A food might be meant for a meal and have 600 calories in it but Yuma will just label it as “bad” even if it’s healthy, which I think can be harmful for some people. Personally, I can just read over that part and focus on the additives, but other than that this is a great app.
  • Love this overall! May 25, 2022

    By Happygolucky25
    I love the app and how easy it is to learn how safe products are and how good a food is for you. The only problem I have had is that some products are rated as excellent because some of the ingredients aren’t listed in the app for that product, so I do have to double check that all ingredients are listed first. But such a time saver over all versus having to look up every single ingredient and sort through sources! I would absolutely LOVE if you could add whether skin and hair products’ ingredients are comedogenic or not and also add home cleaning products! ❤️
  • Apr 25, 2022

    By Lilianna Ahrens
    I don't like that it takes points off for food that has "too many calories". That's subjective and dependent on the person who is eating the food. 100 calories for some orange juice should not deduct THAT many points. I do, however, like using this for cosmetic products. It's very helpful because I don't know the technical names for many of the harsh or toxic chemicals in a lot of hair and skin care items. I also like how in depth it goes in describing why the ingredients are bad for you :)
  • Great concept, needs a better UI Oct 13, 2021

    By wj4
    This is hands down the missing peice to nutrition facts in the modern food/household goods supply. The detailed explanation and source references to common additives is invaluable for distinguishing between "healthy" and safe food and household products. Because the product database is crowd sourced, there are still significant gaps when trying to find data-- but the concept is solid. I would like to see product identification by a SKU/vendor cross reference, as sometimes the same product may appear in multiple stores under different SKUs. The UI needs a lot of work to make quick-referencing products easier. For instance, favorites and my products are isolated lists and should be combined. My products only works if the user scans and enters information themself. I would also love to see an integration with apps like Shipt or Instacart so I can quickly add/filter items I frequently order. Bottom line: This is worth the annual subscription fee; just be patient with the UI.
  • Great Concept…but… Apr 26, 2022

    By Saphire_1232
    Okay. So I love the concept of this app, and I love the countless number of products registered into its database! It has a great ability to spot the nutritional benefits in everything despite the product. However I’m, personally, not a fan of the good/bad ratings that the products are labeled with. It does make things much simpler to categorize, I’m just not too sure it’s a great idea to villainize foods based on the number of calories they have, nutritional info.. so on and so forth. Just my intake on it^^ I also found that some products I’ve done extensive research on, in regards to health, were considered “bad”. When in reality, they were one of the most nutritionally dense foods I’ve ever found! Purely Elizabeth granola for example! I just wonder whether or not this app actually takes into account a products ingredients and not just the number of calories or how many grams of sugar or carbs are in it. Perhaps the ingredient lists need to be updated…? Please do correct me if I’m wrong:)
  • Aug 9, 2021

    By Di Lu
    Great concept, execution could be improved. The scanner is very unreliable. It doesn't know if the picture is in focus or within a good distance, and it doesn't have an UI for me to help out. You'd need a lot of free time and patience standing in the grocery store trying to scan products correctly. At which point just Googling the product is faster. Also doesn't seem to work for non-american products.
  • May 19, 2021

    By E H
    Helpful with most products I own so far but there are some that are not in the app. I have scanned and added a few so I like that feature and that they add it with the new info pretty fast. This app has informed me of ingredients I wasn't aware were harmful. What I don't like is that you cannot manually type in to look up products by name without using a barcode in the free version. Some products I look up online don't have an image of their barcode for me to scan.
  • May 29, 2022

    By Attomic Chicken
    Yuka has really improved form its inception here in Australia. I've updated my rating accordingly. I would like to see a manual search field and shortcuts when I tap and hold the app. Sure. Scan, search, favourites. My phone offers a function that allows me to tap and hold the fingerprint scanner and select shortcuts + apps. Although I like Yuka — it's a little dissapointing that they still haven't introduced the search functionality here. Deducted one star.
  • Jun 29, 2022

    By Jeff Merrill
    So as far as the app goes. It's use is OK if your only looking for toxic chemicals. The app is not right when it comes to counting calories and saturated fat as bad. That's just ridiculous. It's the staple of a keto diet. Also it counts carbs and sugar as ok which again is ridiculous. These need to be changed. It's false info and people who eat a high carb high sugar low fat diet are extremely unhealthy.
  • Nice BUT Jun 17, 2022

    By Smurfml
    I have tried some of the cosmetic products Yuka gives as alternatives to those labeled as scarce or mediocre. They will certainly be excellent as regards the ingredients, but their effectiveness was very bad ... Another example concerns food: for example Parmigiano Reggiano, known for being the most natural cheese ever, with only 2 ingredients: milk and salt (no preservative or other) rated poor because the fat and salt content is high… it's obvious it's aged cheese!! But in its category it is the best because it does not contain any preservatives or anything else! I like the App, but unfortunately the product ratings are misleading because they are based only on the ingredients contained in the product and not also on its effectiveness or naturalness compared to the type of product. For this I give only 3 stars.
  • Somewhat useful Feb 10, 2022

    By joswii
    I like this app for beauty products and such, but I don’t like it as much for food. I do like that it shows all the ingredients for everything, and what’s bad and good and for what reasons. However I have noticed on a lot of the food items? It will mark it down for having too many calories, even if it is a natural healthy product. There are many foods that are very good for you, but are high in calories, but this will mark the item down. Life isn’t all about counting calories.
  • No Aug 4, 2021

    By mew me
    Okay I keep accidentally deleting my reviews so I’m gonna keep this one short. Most of the time, it’s accurate. But it’s inaccurate way more often than it should be. For example, when I scanned my hair conditioner it reccomended body lotion. Also when I scanned my salted peanuts (the only ingredients were salt and peanuts) it said it was poor. This doesn’t make any sense and I think the product needs a lot of work… but it was kind of fun scanning stuff around my house for no reason lol.
  • May 7, 2022

    By Lina H
    Anytime I try to click on something thats in my saved list of things I've scanned, so that I can see the ingredients and their ratings; the app crashes and my phone tells me the app has a bug and to wait til developer has created a fix. Can we please get this fixed? I love this app and its been helping me change to healthier products.
  • Mar 12, 2021

    By :
    The score yuka gives to some items seems odd at times, but that's not my issue. The issue is that I've used yuka on multiple phones, data, and wifi networks, but it still takes an hour for anything scanned to appear most of the time. Sometimes it'll be instantaneous, but most of the time, it'll scan, disappear, and the scanned item will decide to reappear after a few hours, sometimes a day. If I'm shopping for groceries, and scanning physical items in a store, I don't have time for this.
  • Good start but needs work Apr 20, 2022

    By Nb92661
    This app is somewhat helpful but it is not 100% accurate. I’ve had to correct several products that were rated “Excellent”, but were in fact “Bad”. The ingredients were incorrect. They need to limit users from adding products if they submit incorrect ingredients. Then also give the people who correct products a star rating or something that differentials the people submitting inaccurate info from the people who submit the correct info. Also they need to list the food ingredients similar to how they list beauty products ingredients. How will we know if someone has listed the proper food ingredients when they are not visible to the user. I hate how reporting into forces use of the apple mail app. This is so archaic are inconvenient. I use gmail so I will not install the apple mail app because the developers can’t figure out how to let you report info any other way. Please fix! I have several more suggestions but I’ll write another review later.
  • Almost No Healthfood Products or Others Listed Sep 19, 2021

    By Erika Haines Zuckero
    Maybe because this is a new app, they haven’t had time to develop it fully, but I just scanned twenty different toxic-free products in my kitchen as well as other common household products (like WD40, for example) and they are not listed as products that have toxicity information on Yuka at all! They also do not have a lot of info on pet products, which makes me a little sad, as our four-legged friends are very important to us! I’m not deleting the app (or maybe I will) because it looks like they’re counting on me working for them (the “post information” link pops up when an unrecognized product is scanned) to keep their app functioning. It’s a good thing I know a lot about chemicals and what is and isn’t good for people, plants and animals…stay informed, everyone! Cheers, Erika
  • Avoid if you have issues with food Jun 27, 2022

    By Hdbcdzbnczbnkpg
    I do feel like it promotes fearmongering and unhealthy relationships with food. I hate the food portion. It is not necessary to break down and pick apart every food imaginable to determine if they are good or not. Food is food. It is not productive to have an app tell you that the granola bar you ate is too caloric or has too much sugar so therefore it is „poor“. If it rates an item as poor the app will give suggestions that are often inappropriate (like vinegar instead of mayo) or that are twice the price of the original product. This app just seems wildly out of touch with the fact that there are many people with eating disorders.
  • Fear mongering Apr 19, 2022

    By Brishney
    I got this app mostly out of curiosity. While the ingredients aspect is accurate, the way they are presented is more about scaring people than being informative. Firstly, it will tell you that a drink with 5 calories is “too caloric” and lists it as a negative. Secondly, it will tell you scientific names for ingredients and then claim that they are more dangerous than they actually are. I’ve just noticed a lot of inconsistency with how the app addresses certain ingredients. It really looks as though the app is trying to instill unnecessary fear in consumers. If you were to live by this app you would never eat anything ever.
  • Loosing faith in the accuracy May 15, 2022

    By TangoUnited
    Live in USA. Surprised myself finding that the reports are inaccurate lately and missing key active ingredients. Scan a bunch of sunscreen products for example they will get low grades or high grades. Investigate the low grades come from ingredients that are present in the other products, but yuka missed that ingredient. This is just one example but same with energy bars etc… Too many inaccuate matches lately! Also the “Update UI” is not usable. That feature not ready to be customer facing.
  • PSEUDOSCIENCE Jan 21, 2022

    By HDJDDDHDJJEJRN
    PLEASE people I am begging you, do not download this. The basis of this app seemed to be confusing to me because I did not understand how they were ascribing these “scores” to food products. I looked on the website and found that they use a nutritionist who is French to review their sources. I have not been able to find any related education, and I know that the term nutritionist is not regulated in the US. Registered dietitians is the only term that can be regulated.I went ahead and downloaded the app, and found that many of the articles that are sourced from companies and organizations with bias. And they claim not to have bias? So that doesn’t make sense. Many of the articles had even been taken down, and some were not even peer reviewed.. So please take this information with a grain of salt. The demonization of preservatives and processed foods for no reason needs to stop, especially when they are causing people to have unhealthy relationships with food.
  • Not accurate, duplicated ratings and inconsistent Jun 10, 2021

    By skyemars
    I really wanted this app to be reliable, and I have a paid subscription, but sadly I find many errors in it: missing ingredients, duplicated products with different ratings... And when I report an error they ask me to provide the information, to take the picture of the ingredients, etc. I pay a subscription. I don’t work for free. They should be the ones checking the products and finding the correct information. Plus the product pictures look really bad. The idea behind it is good, but I don’t find it too reliable. ——- Thank you for your reply. It sounds great, but as I said I often find the same product with different ratings listed more than once, products with not all ingredients listed and it is very disappointing specially when you pay for the app. So the idea is good but it needs lots of improvements or more people hired to keep the app up to date.
  • Wanted to love this but… Jun 18, 2022

    By ShadowJet1357
    it’s way too inaccurate with information on what’s actually good or poor nutrition. For example, Perfect Bars (Peanut Butter flavor is what I eat mostly) are great for you but it’s listed as “poor” cause it has 19g of sugar (comes from mostly honey which is a natural sweetener) 3g of saturated fat and high in calories at 340. Didn’t take into account the unsaturated fats in the item which a person may need more of. Two of the same exact things can have two completely different ratings depending on the scaling they choose to use. I’m like really…? -.- Apps like these can be helpful but only if the info is accurate otherwise it’s better to do the research on your own and/or read books that’s on the mark about it.
  • SCAM! Jul 2, 2022

    By NY Andrew
    I like how they FORCE you to create an account to harvest your data THEN first thing I do is go to do a search and wouldn’t you know it, REQUIRES A MEMBERSHIP!!!!! Gets better. Says “pay what you want” ok I can get down with that, but then they FORCE YOU TO MAKE A SELECTION OF THREE OPTIONS!!!! How is that, “pay what you want” if I have to choose an option!? Slimy business practice all around. Just do your own research. It’s honestly not that hard. Over time you’ll build memory of what’s good and bad as far as ingredients go anyway and keeps your brain sharp. No shortcuts in life unless you wanna bend over and pay. Disappointed and will be sharing this negative experience everywhere.
  • DONT TRUST THIS APP Jan 22, 2022

    By Chrisdmarquez
    For those who are trying to find an app that helps determine if the product is good enough to purchase, I recommend using a different one. I noticed some of the products I was using were given an average rating but the recommendations that it would give me were absurd. It recommended me to use clean and clear products when in fact their products have gone through multiple lawsuits in the past due to cancerous ingredients they put in their products. Any product that has the additive yellow included in their ingredient is a NO! Be safe and try better next time Yuka.
  • Useless. Just read the products’s label. Sep 3, 2021

    By Read a book, not 'the book'
    This app just tells you what the product’s packaging tells you…but most products are still not even in the system yet, so it asks the users to upload product information. 0 stars. This is way more steps than just reading the nutrition/ingredients label on the back of the product you have in your hand. It just seems so silly. Why take a picture, upload it, type in all of the product’s packaging information in …so it could tell you what you would already know by reading the label you just typed in. Genius!
  • FRAUD Jun 14, 2022

    By Courtttaaney
    this app tells you what products contain. what it doesn’t do is explain how much of these ingredients they actually have. a lot of the skin care products that you look up have “poor” ratings because of some of these ingredients. i work in the skin care industry and i know for a FACT that these are specially formulated so that these “bad” ingredients aren’t harmful to your health or your skin. they just pick out the ingredients that are labeled as “bad” or “poor” and freak you out. this is a TERRIBLE app. you should probably actually ask someone about these products that actually knows about them.
  • Too over exaggerated and simply inaccurate Jun 30, 2022

    By CS-Eric
    First of all, if you use this app to determine what you consume or what products you use, then you probably don’t eat or use anything. Yuka will mark safe ingredients such as preservative (which are literally needed to keep products safe and usable) as moderate risk or hazardous. And in food, they will mark sodium or sugar as hazardous (which obviously it’s not healthy in high amounts but definitely nowhere near hazardous????) This app doesn’t consider percentages in cosmetics or skincare so they just slap “hazardous” on everything if the resource they used concluded that the ingredient might be unsafe in very high concentrations, even if it’s harmless in concentrations used. It’s very over exaggerated and inaccurate… Maybe the app is not bad if you don’t look at product scores, or for people who have very specific diets, but scores and safety markings are trash and completely inaccurate and random.

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