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How to choose your cosmetics : our top 3 useful beauty applications!

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For several years we have got into the habit of scanning all the products of our daily life. But among all the applications available, which application to use when choosing our cosmetic products?

Discover our analysis below.

1. Yuka: the best known

This is the one that the majority of French people use. Very easy to use, just scan a bar code to see a score out of 100 and a color code that determines whether the product is excellent or good (green), mediocre (orange) or bad (red).

The + : The application is very easy and quick to use. It has a very large database which makes it the most complete on the market. In addition, it systematically offers healthier alternatives. Pretty good, no?

The -: It does not take into account the quantity of each ingredient in the formula. Moreover, as a precaution it sanctions the components with a risk, even assumed. Some ratings must therefore be put into perspective.

2. INCI Beauty: the most precise

This application is increasingly used for cosmetics. As with Yuka, all you have to do is scan the barcode of a product to analyze the list of ingredients. A note and a color code are assigned according to the analysis of each ingredient and according to its level of danger to man and nature.

The +: very clear product sheet. The sorting of ingredients is organized by concentration and not by dangerousness. Possibility to search for a product (or an ingredient) directly in the database, practical when you do not have the product at hand!

The -: a smaller database than its competitors. No healthier alternatives with the free version of the app.

3. Clean Beauty: the most professional

This one is a little different from the others because it does not analyze the barcode of a product but its INCI list. That is to say the list of ingredients that make up the product. In addition, it does not assign a rating or color code to the products. Its purpose is more educational.

The +: It aims to inform the user by explaining the role of each ingredient and reveals those that are harmful. A glossary makes it possible to understand the meaning of each Latin term and gives access to the ingredients most used in cosmetics.

The -: As it does not assign a note, it is more difficult to know which product to turn to. At the same time it is not so bad not to be influenced. It does not offer any other alternatives.

Conclusion: Regardless of the application, it is important to understand that all the scores assigned must be put into perspective:

  • If a product is very poorly rated on several applications: go your way

  • If a product is well rated, or moderately rated on several applications: then be curious, take a look at the INCI list and its length, check the presence of labels may also marketing promises

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