The scoring system for cosmetics analyses every ingredient that goes into the product.
Based on the latest scientific research, each ingredient is assigned a risk level according to its potential/adverse health effects: endocrine disruptive, carcinogenic, allergenic or irritant. 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 poor (lower than 50/100).
The other ingredients will determine precisely which score the product receives within the defined range.