Hahahahaha I know what you're thinking! Nope! Not that kinda dirty! :)
I have recently been making huge shifts with my beauty routine. You'll be hearing more about it soon. To sum it up, I've been thinking a lot about what I put on my face when it comes to makeup and skincare. I have always been a beauty lover but with my acne issues lately, my skin is hating everything and I am starting to think about what's causing all of this. Is it chemicals? Is it the weather? Is it clogged pores? I'm starting to do my research and I am finding out sooo many interesting facts and info.
I've been chatting with a friend and she asked if I heard of the Think Dirty app. I'm terrible when it comes to apps and rarely know about any of them or the most popular or recently launched. She highly recommended that I download it and she couldn't have been more right! It's actually becoming an obsession of mine! Since I am loving it, of course I had to share with all of you.
Think Dirty is a free app you can download and provides info about everyday beauty products we use and the level of chemicals in each product. You can either scan the product, search by keyword or search by barcode. It's super easy. Warning, not all products are in the system yet but you can reach out to them and ask them to review something for rating on the app.
I decided to give the app a little spin. I love Josie Maran's beauty brand and I'm always buying her products via QVC. I have been using her Argan Oil for years and wanted to see how it measured up....and it did GREAT! Ratings are scored based on a scale of zero to ten. Zero is the best and ten is the worst.
Anyway, I searched for my Josie Maran Argan Oil and it was rated a one. What is the rating based on? It's based on three things on the Dirty Meter: Carcinogenicity, Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity, and Allergies & Immunotoxicities. Then you can read of the ingredients the product is made with and finally you can get recommendations of similar products with less chemicals. How amazing is all of this?
I can honestly say that I don't mind meeting somewhere in the middle but I am extremely concerned about using products with a ten rating. Actually yesterday I scanned a bunch of products and I did some cleaning.
I wish this company so many great things and I hope they continue to expand. They've received some amazing publicity and are offering the public invaluable info. It's expanding my beauty knowledge and is truly having an effect on me.
How will your beauty bag rate?