When it comes to skincare, beauty girls are careful shoppers. After stressful experiences and misleading ads, it takes a while before a new product becomes a staple.
Nowadays, shopping for skincare isn’t as simple as grabbing a random product on the shelf (unless you’ve been lured by its pretty packaging). As these items often come with a hefty price tag, it pays to do some serious research–whether it’s looking through online reviews or asking your friend’s opinions. Luckily, all it takes to know if a product is worth the splurge is through scanning its bar code. Meet the future, ladies!
A genius app called the GoodGuide will let you in on what your beauty products are really made of. Since reading a product’s ingredients on its packaging only leave us feeling bored (and sometimes clueless), the app provides an easy-to-read graphic information of what each ingredient does to your skin.
Almost like Tinder (but not exactly), beauty items are rated by product and chemical information experts. The higher the rating, the better it is, health-wise. But if a product gets low ratings, it can also tell you which ingredients make it bad. The best part? It gives a full list of better alternatives. Although it currently has around 75,000 product reviews, it is yet to add more skincare items on the app. Who knows, your trusted beauty items might not be good for your skin after all?
In-article photos: GoodGuide | The Eco Hub | New York Times