How are cosmetic products evaluated?

Ophélia Bierschwale Updated by Ophélia Bierschwale

The scoring system for cosmetics analyses every ingredient that goes into in making 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)
  • High risk (red dot)

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

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