From food to shampoo – we are exposed to chemicals every second, yet we know very little about them. To navigate this complicated world and make safer choices, EWG combined two of our most popular resources to form our Healthy Living App. Now, the product health and safety ratings for over 200,000 food and cosmetics products are simply one click away.
Scan a product
Review its rating.
Pick the better choice.
It’s that simple.
Get to Know the databases behind the app:
Get to Know: EWG’s Skin Deep
Have you ever counted how many cosmetics or personal care products you use in a day? Chances are it's about 10. Through those 10 products you expose yourself to more than 126 ingredients a day. Most people use these products without a second thought, believing that the government must certainly be policing the safety of the mixtures in these myriad containers. But it doesn’t.
That’s why EWG created Skin Deep -- the world’s largest personal care products safety reference tool. It offers easy-to-navigate safety ratings for nearly 80,000 products.
See our full methodology. - http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/site/about.php
Get to Know: EWG’s Food Scores
How do we know what we’re eating, really? There are so many claims on food labels these days, and ingredients no one can pronounce.
We created EWG’s Food Scores because we all want to know what we’re putting in our bodies. Food Scores rates more than 80,000 foods, 5,000 ingredients and 1,500 brands.
Many other food apps rate food products on nutrition, but EWG went two steps further. Products are rated based on three elements: nutrition, ingredient concerns and degree of processing. We combine these three scores into a single overall product score. We weigh nutrition most heavily, ingredient concerns next and processing relatively lightly. We rate all foods on a 1 to 10 scale, with the best foods scoring a 1 and the worst foods scoring a 10.
See our full methodology. - http://www.ewg.org/foodscores/content/methodology
Ratings and Reviews
I like scanning skincare product barcodes when shopping. This app is like x-ray vision to see what's behind a product's slick packaging and actually inside.
Some things I scan don’t get results, but when it works it’s very helpful. When online shopping, I use the search feature and have found some highly-rated products that I decided to try.
I like the browse option to find the best products in each category. Although the design of the app could be improved. For example, the subcategories titles looks weird to me.
Overall though, this app is a great resource!
No barcodes found
Nothing I own shows up in their system.
Great app but it needs some work. There should be a clear explanation of the rating system but there is not. Also I would love it if they would add Costco “Kirkland” products.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.