How are cosmetic products evaluated ? 💄

Ophélia Updated by Ophélia

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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