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Skin Deep app review: a reference tool to determine product safety

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Introduction

Skin Deep is a definitive reference tool which can be used to determine the safety ratings of every day products. It offers a huge database of common household products, cosmetics, child care items, and many more. It offers a hazard rating on each product based on known metrics. Developed by Environmental Working Group, this app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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Discover Safe Consumer Products with Skin Deep

Did you know that common cosmetics and household products that you use every day contain hazardous materials that may cause cancer and other lingering illness? While there are government regulators that monitor the safety of consumer items, there are still millions of products in the market that are potentially dangerous to your health.

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If you want to know the safety ratings of thousands of products, then you should download Skin Deep. This app offers a huge database of products with safety ratings. It allows you to discover common consumer goods that are potentially harmful to you and to the environment.

Skin Deep is part of the Environmental Working Group’s campaign to raise awareness about product safety. It is a product guide which can serve as your handy reference tool when buying consumer items from your local grocery or online shops.

When you open the app, it takes you to its home screen with a search box. Just type the name of the product in the search field and submit your query. Within seconds, the app displays a list of relevant results. Tap the product you’ve searched for and see the detailed rating of EWG.

The app displays color coded icons to show safety ratings. Green means safe while yellow is moderately hazardous. A red icon should alarm you because it means that the product is potentially dangerous.

Best Features of Skin Deep

Skin Deep offers an impressive database of common consumer products. It offers safety ratings for more than 72,000 personal care products, 9,000 active ingredients, and more than 2,500 major brands. It derives its information from published sources both from the scientific community and publicly available documents.

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This app offers a powerful product search engine. It uses a smart algorithm that produces relevant results for every search. It allows you to search by product names, brand names, ingredients, categories, and keywords.

Skin Deep offers detailed and extremely useful product rating page. It displays photos, known ingredients, and public data for each product. It also prominently displays the safety ratings on every product page.

And lastly, Skin Deep offers a built-in bar code scanner. It captures the product code using your device camera and matches it with its database. You can then see the ratings on your device.

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Offers a huge collection of products
  • Offers a list of major brands
  • Offers detailed safety ratings
  • Allows you to scan barcodes
  • Offers a powerful search engine
  • Allows search by keywords
  • Works offline

Cons

  • No negative review

Final Thoughts

Skin Deep is an impressive product guide with a huge database of consumer items and brand names. It allows you to view safety ratings for each product. This is a must-have app for consumers.

 

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