Search, browse or scan safe and healthy consumer product goods based on scientific ratings.
Outside the U.S.: Though our product ratings currently cover U.S. products, similar versions of the same product are available in many countries. If you live outside of the U.S., you can still use this app as thousands of consumers currently do. Just make sure to compare the ingredient lists for differences.
About the GoodGuide App:
This app includes scientific ratings for thousands of food, personal care and cleaners. Use this app to:
•Scan, search or browse Products, Brands, and Companies
•Identify the highest rated products on the market
•Find out the Nutritional Value of Food products
•Find out the Health Hazards of Personal Care and Household Cleaning products
•Find out whether a product contains ingredients with health concerns
•Get informed about the potential health effects of different chemicals
•Discover better alternatives for your daily purchases
About the GoodGuide Rating:
The GoodGuide Rating was developed using methodologies that are grounded in the sciences of informatics and health risk assessment. Products are scored from a low of 0 to a high of 10. The higher the rating, the better the product from a health perspective.
GoodGuide’s mission is to provide consumers with the information they need to make better shopping decisions. We believe that as more consumers choose products that contain ingredients with fewer health concerns, retailers and manufacturers face compelling incentives to make and sell better products.
To fulfill our mission, GoodGuide combines manufacturer-provided information about product ingredients with authoritative information on the health effects of chemicals. We rate products so that consumers can have instant access to credible information about products that would be very difficult for anyone to develop on their own. We are a team of scientific experts in product and chemical information and have been engaged in this project for ten years.
GoodGuide has grown to become the web’s most comprehensive and credible resource for information about the impact of consumer products on human health. Hundreds of thousands consumers use GoodGuide’s website and mobile apps every month to help decode product labels, research ingredients, and make more informed decisions about the products they purchase.
Updates to ingredient details. Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
Innovative - Good Start
A good start for sure, but I personally feel there aren't enough categories. (although to be fair the website does state that they are working on extensively diversifying their database)
Registering online was easy and allows one to save shopping lists. At first I thought this may be a lure for unwitting people to be market survey participants. However, the very minimal information required to register makes such an intention highly unlikely.
I did find that a number of my products were missing from the database, and this may or may not have to do with being in Canada.
In terms of operation it's slightly cumbersome to use, and I found myself scrolling through lists frequently. The search function requires a high degree of accuracy to find the exact product and didn't suggest other products, spelling options or categories that would help someone in their search to find their product quickly. As such I couldn't honestly see myself using this app "on the fly" while shopping very often.
All in all I think the intention of the app is great. It's an innovative way to use the smartphone to facilitate consumer empowerment. I'm certain we'll see much more from this app, and other's like it, in the future.
I would like to know if a prouduct is vegan or vegetarian and whether the company tests on animals.
Hmmmm.... Based in health rating, this app says that Petroleum jelly is a 10 (meaning good!!!!) and is not harmful to produce. Petrolatum comes from non-renewable crude oil and is not breathable. Did I mention non-renewable??!! That alone makes me question the integrity of the other ratings in this app.
- GoodGuide, Inc.
- 23.8 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.