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Think Dirty

Think Dirty

Non, ne jetez pas tous vos produits de beauté…

J’imagine que suite au post d’aujourd’hui, vous avez envie de faire le vide dans vos salles de bain (la première fois que j’ai rencontré Tata, j’ai foncé chez moi pour déchiffrer les étiquettes de tous mes produits dans un état proche de la panique) mais avant de jeter quoi que ce soit, téléchargez cette application, Think Dirty.

Elle vous permet de scanner les codes-barres de vos cosmétiques et produits d’hygiène, d’obtenir une analyse de leur composition et de l’impact qu’ils ont sur votre santé. L’application vous suggère aussi des produits « plus propres » pour remplacer vos produits mal notés.

Si vous me cherchez, je serai chez Duane Reade… en train de tout scanner.

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  • Kate 26 novembre 2013, 3:40 / Répondre

    Interesting. I’m not an eco-maniac, but it could be curious to know more about some products I use on a daily basis. I choose them carefully, but still. Wish this app was available for Android..

  • andreea 26 novembre 2013, 3:40

    this sounds like such a great idea! :)

  • Alina Noir 26 novembre 2013, 3:40

    I only use almond oil as day cream, and it is perfect.

  • aemi 26 novembre 2013, 4:10 / Répondre

    Trop bien ça! et tout à fait d’accord sur le principe des produits bio, qui rentrent dans notre peau.. mieux vaut ne pas attendre d’être bourrés de produit chimiques pour le regretter quand c’est trop tard!

  • clementine 26 novembre 2013, 4:22 / Répondre

    app sucks, i scanned about 9 things and they didn’t have the info for any of the items

  • Alex 26 novembre 2013, 4:22

    Hi Clementine! The app is fairly new so not every product has been listed yet. Another resource is

    Hope this helps!



  • andreavytlacilova 26 novembre 2013, 4:31 / Répondre

    This sounds really interesting! Must try it out! :)

  • Tina 26 novembre 2013, 4:41 / Répondre

    I also LIVE by these two resource websites:

    I first copy and paste my ingredients list here: COSDNA:
    Then anything that comes up red or yellow, I learn about it more here: EWG:

    Beauty Counter’s The Never List is also really helpful

    All of these resources helped me make smart decisions about what to chuck and what to keep!

    hope that helps!

    In pursuit of wonder.

  • Carlotta Stermaria 26 novembre 2013, 6:00 / Répondre

    Comme j’imagine que Think Dirty est plutôt destiné au marché américain, je me permets de signaler une application française sur le même principe : Noteo ( )

    Avantage : on peut aussi recenser des produits et contribuer soi-même à l’agrandissement de la base de données qui sera analysée par les experts, et ça vaut aussi pour l’alimentaire et les produits d’entretien.

  • Lea 26 novembre 2013, 6:00


    En tant qu utilisatrice récente de Noteo je confirme; c est super et tres instructif ( des marques étiquetées ” nature” ne le sont en fait pas tant que ça.
    Je vais aussi tester cette nouvelle app.
    Merci pour ce post sur un sujet qui a l air de toucher pas mal d entre nous .
    En tout cas je ne me vois plus revenir en arrière et acheter toutes les nouveautés sans réfléchir,

  • Soniachocolat 26 novembre 2013, 6:00

    Oh GÉNIAL : vraiment l’appli que je cherchais! Je bénis son inventeur! Et merci à vous les filles!

  • Mary 26 novembre 2013, 6:00 / Répondre

    This app seems like it has the potential to be amazing … once it’s fully functional.

    I wasn’t able to find any of my beauty products in its database (including common items like Dove deodorant and Burt’s Bees cleanser), and each time I tried to type a product name into the search bar, the app crashed.

    I also wasn’t able to sign up because it kept asking me to fill in my first and last name, but there wasn’t a place to do so.

    I hope they can fix it soon, because it’s truly an amazing mission and would be so helpful for conscientious shoppers!

  • Frances 26 novembre 2013, 7:00 / Répondre

    Really people?? this is news? EWG has been around forever, let’s not pretend you’ve got your finger on the pulse—-OLD INFO

  • Belle 26 novembre 2013, 7:00

    That’s a bit strong. This isn’t a newspaper that claims to receive and relay information before others, or a blog that speaks only about the latest and greatest.

    Think Dirty is a very good idea for consumers who want to make informed decisions. Best of luck to them!

  • Lysine 27 novembre 2013, 1:28 / Répondre

    Whenever I see EWG being cited I just cringe. Big time.

    What EWG does is distract people from the main purpose of the cosmetics (cleaning, caring, perfuming) and point out to “facts” that have no scientific basis to scare the sh*t out of women. In the end women end up with crappy products that perform poorly and not worth the price tag.

    Not cool.

  • eastvillagesiren 27 novembre 2013, 1:28

    Lysine, I agree on many points with you. EWG started out with good intentions, but how they rate ingredients is based on scanning research citing often industrial level usage that has not real correlation to actual, human usage. And their scoring is inconsistent. In terms of usage, water and salt can be fatal in a high enough dosage, oxalic acid in spinach is toxic at large doees, and ethyl alcohol can be used medically, and safely, topically, but shouldn’t be ingested. Toxicity, if any, depends on the organism being exposed to a chemical, level of exposure, length of exposure, and potential contaminants and reactions among ingredients. The EU is doing a very good job evaluating individual ingredients, and is now looking to do studies on long-term exposure. I rely on the EU and peer-reviewed research to decide what products I will/won’t use. That’s why I don’t use products with arnica for everyday, but I will use it for bruises; I love sunflower, grapeseed or almond oil for my body, but I use a La Roche Posay moisturizer and sunscreen for my face.

    What disturbs me most is the aura of self-righteousness that sometimes infects the conversation of those who disdain “toxic” “chemicals” but don’t both to understand what a “chemical” is in the fist place.

  • Jessica 27 novembre 2013, 2:59 / Répondre

    Sur le même principe, permet aussi de voir la compo

  • carole 27 novembre 2013, 7:17 / Répondre

    ? what products in your makeup bag did u find

  • Séverine 27 novembre 2013, 8:52 / Répondre

    Hi Alex, for the French, there is Noteo…The same in French for the French products ! That’s it …

  • Lorene 27 novembre 2013, 10:32 / Répondre

    Is there an equivalent UK for the app? I just tried it but it is explained that its only in the states and Canada.

  • thegoodversion 27 novembre 2013, 11:06 / Répondre

    Pour les Françaises, il y a aussi ce lien :

  • Noemi 27 novembre 2013, 11:15 / Répondre

    It sounds great but if can’t find many reviews of products is quite useless. I downloaded GoodGuide which is supposed to do the same with many other products, but only few have been reviewed, I scanned Dove and Nivea which are supposed to be very very popular but… nothing.

  • shani 27 novembre 2013, 1:16 / Répondre

    Oh…dear. I know so many germaphobes already! This might turn me into one, too. :)

    Shani x

  • Rosalia 30 novembre 2013, 7:34 / Répondre

    I agree with Clementine and others, none of my products are on their database :C.
    I am in the uk but it didn’t recognise any of my american products either. Is there a similar uk app?

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