GoodGuide

Search, browse or scan safe and healthy consumer product goods based on scientific ratings.

Outside the U.S.: Though our product ratings currently cover U.S. products, similar versions of the same product are available in many countries. If you live outside of the U.S., you can still use this app as thousands of consumers currently do. Just make sure to compare the ingredient lists for differences.

About the GoodGuide App:
This app includes scientific ratings for thousands of food, personal care and cleaners. Use this app to:
•Scan, search or browse Products, Brands, and Companies
•Identify the highest rated products on the market
•Find out the Nutritional Value of Food products
•Find out the Health Hazards of Personal Care and Household Cleaning products
•Find out whether a product contains ingredients with health concerns
•Get informed about the potential health effects of different chemicals
•Discover better alternatives for your daily purchases

About the GoodGuide Rating:
The GoodGuide Rating was developed using methodologies that are grounded in the sciences of informatics and health risk assessment. Products are scored from a low of 0 to a high of 10. The higher the rating, the better the product from a health perspective.

About GoodGuide:
GoodGuide’s mission is to provide consumers with the information they need to make better shopping decisions. We believe that as more consumers choose products that contain ingredients with fewer health concerns, retailers and manufacturers face compelling incentives to make and sell better products.

To fulfill our mission, GoodGuide combines manufacturer-provided information about product ingredients with authoritative information on the health effects of chemicals. We rate products so that consumers can have instant access to credible information about products that would be very difficult for anyone to develop on their own. We are a team of scientific experts in product and chemical information and have been engaged in this project for ten years.

GoodGuide has grown to become the web’s most comprehensive and credible resource for information about the impact of consumer products on human health. Hundreds of thousands consumers use GoodGuide’s website and mobile apps every month to help decode product labels, research ingredients, and make more informed decisions about the products they purchase.

GoodGuide App Description & Overview

The applications GoodGuide was published in the category Shopping on 2008-11-05 and was developed by GoodGuide, Inc.. The file size is 20.62 MB. The current version is 8.2.2 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

Minor bug fixes.

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GoodGuide Reviews

Martinassffhj

Useless  Martinassffhj  2 star

A nice idea, but 80% of products I scanned couldn't be found. Practically useless.

Jersey_Girl18

Don't trust anything this app tells you.  Jersey_Girl18  1 star

Big corporate companies known to be horrible for the environment, participate in animal testing, contain toxins, etc are rated as "good" and get high marks, claiming they're a great buy for you, your family and the environment. It's painfully obvious that this app is sponsored by the huge companies to make themselves look good and scam you into thinking they're products are okay. Very corrupt, please don't trust this app for any decision you make regarding you or your child's health, do your own research and discover the truth.

Fed up with corporate crap

Lies!!  Fed up with corporate crap  1 star

This app is supported by large corporations! Has to be.... The all natural products are ranked like they are bad for you and big brand products that contain carcinogenic ingredients are ranked good for you. Read your labels, if you can't pronounce it it's most likely bad for you (unless it's the scientific name).

Kidred kidd

Good idea but  Kidred kidd  3 star

It is a great idea but when these commercial ones are at the top and have exclusions and smells kinda like endorsements are happening. While truly good brands are brought down for the weirdest reasons. Idk just can't trust anyone now lol

Tjlogic

Environmental and Societal Criteria  Tjlogic  1 star

This app used to show the environmental impact and social responsibility of products. That's why I got it in the first place. Now it's worthless.

Harrindiya

Buggy  Harrindiya  1 star

Crashes constantly. Can not use scan UPC code at all.

thejandroman

Crashes on scan  thejandroman  1 star

Crashes on scan

C Moonstie

Helpful  C Moonstie  5 star

This is a great app for a great cause!

i5 Paul S

Really? Walmart?  i5 Paul S  1 star

Walmart's Great Value brand got a 10.0 for every single product? Seriously? I question the integrity of this app.

lasizzle

Always Crashing  lasizzle  2 star

I like the website along with the app but the functionality just isn't there. Crashes every time. Fix and it'll be a perfect app.

GotTeam

Ken Klocke GotTeam 3 star

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MPofCinci

MPC MPofCinci 3 star

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TOnyejegbu

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MetsfanAb

No mention of antibacterials  MetsfanAb  2 star

Not that i purport to be an expert of any kind, but isn't that an issue now? Products that use antibacterial stuff in it contributing to resistant bacteria due to their killing off the vulnerable bacteria that would otherwise serve to keep this stuff at bay. If a product like Scrubbing Bubbles is fine, I would like to see something about the antibacterial part of it.

GrassFed

Don't trust this  GrassFed  1 star

Download Environmental Working Groups SkinDeep app instead of this. This app gives Purina pet food a good rating. Corn meal is not a desirable ingredient in cat or dog food, yet it is listed as one in this app.

vvc.gracee

Extremely limited  vvc.gracee  2 star

I scanned a dozen different food items and it returned a result for only one. Could be an interesting app if it had a wider database. Also, it returned a high rating for something in a non-recyclable paper/plastic box. I would think that should greatly reduce the environment score, no matter the policies of the company as a whole.

Trevor Hempfling

This app could be extremely useful  Trevor Hempfling  2 star

So I would like to believe that this is app is reporting legitimate information. However, if there's one thing I know in my professional career, it's holistic/responsible pet food for cats and dogs. This app's "research" is clearly giving favor to whomever is willing to pay them more money to advertise products. Pet foods that I would recommend animal parents to stay away from are receiving anywhere from 6 or even 8 out of 10 stars and the truly natural and healthy foods are receiving an average of 5.5 and lower. At the end of the day, I know this app is catering to the interests of large corporations that are willing to pay big bucks to make consumers feel "smart" and "responsible." This app could be so much better if they stuck to legitimate research.

Littlemissmushi

False information!!!  Littlemissmushi  1 star

I wish I could give this app a negative stars. It contains extremely misleading information for consumers and is probably backed by corporate companies. For example, in the food section there are several food items that list artificial colors and flavor as ingredients and they are given an overall safe rating. Same for body care and cosmetics. Known carcinogens are included in the ingredients list yet they have a green rating? How does this happen? Try it yourself, look up the ingredients for Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo, look at the rating, and then tell me how any of that stuff is even remotely fit for human application, let alone to put on a baby. Fail.

kimkim_lightning

Extremely helpful when shopping.  kimkim_lightning  5 star

I first started using this app while pregnant because I wanted to make sure I did not put anything toxic on myself that may effect my child. Specifically for me makeup and body care items because it had come to my attention that these items are not regulated for safety in America. I really appreciate this resource because I like being able to check ingredients before buying something. A quick scan and it will flag any toxic or potently harmful ingredients and a brief overview of why they flagged and I can decided Quickly is it safe or crap. Before I would buy something and trust the natural or organic labels only to get home research the ingredients, find ingredients that cause reproductive dangers or neurotoxins, then have to go back to the store and return..... I highly recommend this app as a great tool to learn about the products you buy. Thank you GoodGuide for helping me keep myself and children safe in this toxic market place.

Katherine.Ann.Screw.Apple

Crashes  Katherine.Ann.Screw.Apple  2 star

Great app. But it crashes every time I try to use search or scan.

Learning consumer

True to it's name  Learning consumer  4 star

True to it's name Good Guide is a good (but not perfect) Guide (but not sovereign). It's a great place to start and maybe push you in one direction over another but still requires some independent research. Keep it up! Thanks!!

ginius11

I am impressed!  ginius11  5 star

This app has helped me be more conscious of the products I buy as how they affect my health and the environment. I will definitely be changing my family's shopping list!

DJ Stinky

Not Trustworthy!  DJ Stinky  1 star

The new app still doesn't fix the flaws with GoodGuide's system with gathering information for the product's it rates. A product, like an antiperspirant can contain harmful ingredients and still not be flagged as harmful, since their system isn't accurate or up to date. Or the same brand product in a different scent can get a low score simply because the product info is outdated or the product is no longer manufactured. Formulas change and GoodGuide doesn't always keep up. Product photos and images don't always match up. Hopefully Underwriter Laboratories will clean house and fix the flaws. The app is a great idea, just not trustworthy. GoodGuide public relations is less than willing to admit any flaw or shortcoming, instead they give excuses. The full website is better at discerning issues, yet the problems still exist. One doesn't need an app to tell you what products to buy. doing research on the internet and becoming a smart consumer doesn't require an app. We are not sheep. You would think Good Guide would care more about fixing flaws in their crowd sourcing system more than a fancy new logo.


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