By GoodGuide, Inc.
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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.
What's New in Version 8.1.1
Updates to UI. Bug fixes.
After 10 plus years helping users make safer and healthier choices, this upgrade aligns the mobile app user experience with recent upgrades to our desktop app. This includes a major shift in the GoodGuide Rating which is now only focused on Health Hazards and Nutrition assessment. This upgrade also includes performance improvements and a product catalog update.
I would love to give this app a try but can never seem to get a chance. Every time I start searching, the app crashes and I love all my work. I'll start typing and - bleep - it shuts down and I'm back to square one. Hopefully this will be fixed because I love the idea of this app and would love to see it working. Not only that, but it does have some glitches. I went to type in foundation and after I had the whole word typed, it said "no results". Odd, right? Since they have makeup categories. But when I backspaced to "founda----" then it shows me results. Only seconds before the app crashed, of course. Love the idea, app needs work. I look forward to an update.
If the new ratings weren't bad enough, constant crashes.
GoodGuide recently updated their rating system that no longer makes assessments based on Environmental and Social practices of companies. These two factors were my main reasons for using GoodGuide. Without them, this is useless to me. This is now less about 'goodness' and more about nutrition.
Based on their blog post about the changes, it sounds like I'm in the minority among GoodGuide users. Which is fine. But I'll be deleting this app, removing the site from my bookmarks, and searching for an alternative. I'm pretty sad about this. But I wish the organization well.
Also, the app constantly crashes.
I like the website along with the app but the functionality just isn't there. Crashes every time. Fix and it'll be a perfect app.