Smartphone Apps for Safe Makeup Shopping

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 4.38.48 PMThe cosmetic industry is keeping with the times and at least two industry leaders have come up with a smartphone applications that would help women shop for better, eco-friendier cosmetics products, just by simply using their invention.

The Environmental Working Group has an app available to download for free at both the iTunes and Android stores that contains over thousands of personal care product details. These products are grouped and labeled according to their hazard rating and it comes with a recommendation from the group.

Meanwhile, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics also has a iTunes app that allows users to find products with the “dirty meter” rating. The contents come with information about ingredients on any personal care item, as well as its health impact on the user. The app also provides a tracking system for what items the user has in her home. It also allows for the creation of a list for shopping, and a product rating guide.

The aim for these apps is to provide consumers with loads of information on what type of chemicals are in this product, particularly when some are not regulated.

You can actually scan any products you intend on buying using these apps, so that you can make a sound decision before paying for your purchase.

This is a must-have if you’re a smartphone user and greatly concerned with what you use for you and your family.

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POSTED BY on Dec 9 under Green Gadgets, Health and Fitness

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