SkinSAFE- Healthy Skin for Every Body
Healthy skin for every body starts with knowing what ingredients are in everyday products. Expert knowledge is now in your hands through the world’s most comprehensive skin product ingredient database brought to you by HER Inc.
By knowing exactly what’s in your products, you’re able to keep your skin free from chemicals, irritants and allergens. You should never have to suffer a bad skin day because you do not know what’s inside your everyday products. That’s SkinSAFE.
- Easily search and browse thousands of products safe for your skin
- Create a personalized list of your favorite products based on their ingredients
- Instantly scan your favorite products to see if they are healthy and safe for you
- Avoid the top most common allergy-causing ingredients and filter out allergens you wish to exclude
- Buy directly from retailers
- Get a Patient Allergy Code from your doctor to find products safe for your specific skin allergies
With this revolutionary piece of technology simply filter thousands of products free of allergens and discover products right for you, your skin and your lifestyle.
We rank all products based on how free they are from the top most common allergy causing ingredients identified by Mayo Clinic - we call this our Top Free score. You can also apply filters for specific ingredients you wish to avoid.
Skin. Safe. Tailored to you, and your skin.
Ratings and Reviews
Good Idea with Room for Improvement
I downloaded this app because my allergist recommended it and gave me a code to go with it after my allergy testing. The contents of the app are pretty good, but the execution and friendliness of using it are very lackluster. Some minor quick fixes would be 1) when searching for products, the “x” button does not work to clear the search bar. Instead, you have to delete each character. This could be an easy fix for the app developers. 2) the bar code scan option is only for adding new products to be submitted for review. I think this feature could easily be added for both adding new products as well as searching for existing products. 3) it would be nice to have a way to sort by or even categorize my “favorited” products. Currently, it is ordered by when I “favorited” the product. 4) I love that it lets me know when a product is “Safe for me” but it’s unclear to me when a product is unsafe for me, which ingredient makes it so. I think you could add an icon for “unsafe for me” and grey out the unsafe ingredients like you do for “..% Top Allergen Free” icon. 5) I have an iPhone XR, but the screen resolution is very outdated. Would love a fresh update on that as well!
So far, it’s the only app I know like this. So to me, it’s a one of a kind. I do enjoy the app and would love to see some improvements be made.
Fills a Real Need, but UI is not the best
-Start a premium service to help fund updating this app. The content is so great but the interface is challenging to use.
-Let us opt to send our allergy test results to an app-affiliated doctor and have that doctor set the filters. People are using this app because their current doctors can’t be bothered, or only want to sell pricey creams, etc. Give us another choice!
-Let us opt to see items that don’t meet our filters in gray.
-Highlight ingredients to match back to the filters they triggered
-Fix weird glitches in commenting and star system. Let users rate products on two separate scales: (1) did it work? (2) Did you have an allergic reaction?
OK, my specialist and his office are known thieves. My copay gets me maybe 10 minutes with his highness and the royal guard. I wish I was alone in my experiences, but I’m not. I get all of the allergy testing done, come in for my results, get slapped with more bills, and I’m handed generic printouts (full of mistakes) for each positive reaction. No context or conversation, no list of items tested. Just a swift kick out the door, See you in a month.
When I get home, I’m lucky enough to be able to recognize the chemical formulas provided on my printouts are wrong and that the common chemical usages are not complete. But, what’s an average person with no STEM background supposed to do?
This is where this app come in. It fills a real need even thought it’s not working perfectly.
The database and filters:
This app has clear product filters you may apply to every search. You can filter items out that contain fragarance of Propylene Glycol.
Once the filters are set, a product will only show up on the name search if it passes through the filter. The filters could use better descriptions and be a bit more complex. My guess is they were simplified on purpose.
Better descriptions for the catch-all “Top Allergen Free” and “Common Preservative Free” filters would be really helpful for those of us with multiple chemical allergies. The app is not shy about pointing you to the top allergen free products every time. Even then, I’m noticing some ingredients are passing through the filter by accident. I usually find myself double checking ingredients in the separate EWG database.
Browse version missing features, but easier to use
I will say, overall, the mobile browser version is a bit easier to navigate and understand than this app. In the app, it’s clear which filters the product passes through. In the browser version, you can also see the filters a product did not pass through. Also it’s easy to accidentally favorite items in the app, the star rating buttons are almost too small to select, and the commenting system has a few glitches. The app has one big advantage: the upc scan feature is really efficient when you’re at the store. Sometimes the product names don’t come up in search, but the upc scan identifies the exact product.
Scanning does not show safe for me
I like the Safe For Me filter option that shows up on the website, but it's hard to search and scan with that option on. I was at the store trying to find products that were safe for me by scanning them but I had to rely on their allergy icons to figure if it was safe for me or not. The icons didn't show whether something was fragrance-free or lip-safe or not on the mobile app so I ended up buying a ton of things I was actually allergic to.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.