Clean beauty doesn't have to be a jarring concept. Learn which ingredients are red-flag ingredients easily, with the help of the right databases and recognition as you're increasingly acquainted with pure formulas! As is the case with food, drink, hygiene products, and so forth, it's important that you recognize and analyze ingredients; it can be as easy as utilizing databases at your fingertips!
Select unbiased sites and apps can help you grasp the cleanliness or toxicity level of ingredients in the products you entrust day after day. Consider these resources:
How to use the INCI Beauty app
The INCI Beauty app is available on the Apple, Google Play, and Microsoft app stores. To use the app, start by scanning a product’s barcode or search by product name or ingredient name. The search results will show the composition of the product, including a complete list of ingredients and their functions.
How INCI Beauty analyzes ingredients
INCI Beauty gives products an overall score out of 20. The higher the score, the better. This score is based on the INCI list of ingredients. Ingredients each receive one of the following possible ratings, which are color coded with symbols of flowers.
EWG’s Skin Deep cosmetic database lists easy-to-navigate hazard ratings for nearly 90,000 products and 9,000 ingredients on the market. EWG’s staff scientists compare the ingredients on personal care product labels and websites to information in nearly 60 toxicity and regulatory databases.
EWG gives a low, moderate or high score on concerns like a product's overall toxicity and its ability to cause cancer, developmental or reproductive harm. Just scan a barcode, search by name or browse by category, and EWG will give you an easy-to-understand 1-10 score (1 being the best!) backed by science you can trust. Better beauty and healthy living has never been easier.
Think Dirty is one of the easiest ways to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. You just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, track dirty ingredients, and shop for cleaner options
Unlike other ingredient databases, Think Dirty focuses exclusively on the chemical content of the products in question. The database contains over 350,000+ products.
SkinCarismaSkinCarisma is a super-easy-to-use website that not only lists a product's ingredients but
also breaks them down into what they're actually doing for your skin, plus the suitability for each skin type. It also lets you know if the product contains parabens, sulfates, alcohol, silicone, and other commonly avoided ingredients by skincare enthusiasts.
SkinCarisma also has an Ingredient Safety Breakdown which refers to the percentage % of ingredients in different risk categories as classified by EWG (Environment Working Group).
I hope these clean beauty ingredient checkers will help you make better, more informed choices. If you have any questions or need help, drop us a message via the contact form tab or email!