How are cosmetic products evaluated? 💄

The scoring system for cosmetics analyzes every ingredient that goes into the product.

Based on the latest scientific research, each ingredient is assigned a risk level according to its potential effects on health or the environment: endocrine disruption, carcinogenic, allergenic, irritant or pollutant. The potential risks associated with each ingredient are displayed in the application, with the relevant scientific sources.

Ingredients are classified into four risk categories:

  • Risk-free (green dot)
  • Low risk (yellow dot)
  • Moderate risk (orange dot)
  • Hazardous (red dot)

The score is based on the level of the highest-risk ingredient present in the product.

If a hazardous ingredient (red) is present in the product, the score will automatically be red (lower than 25/100).

If the highest-risk ingredient is a moderate-risk ingredient (orange), the product’s score will be lower than 50/100.

The other ingredients will determine precisely which score the product receives within the defined range. The calculation of penalties based on potential health or environmental impacts is detailed here.

The details of risk associated with each additive, as well as the corresponding main scientific sources, are displayed in each application.

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