This Genius App Tells You How Safe Your Beauty Routine Really Is

There was a time when my bathroom counter was littered with cheap beauty products. I don't mean cheap in the financial sense of the word (I love a good deal as much as the next person), but cheap as in low quality. I had an abundance of waxy lipsticks, poorly pigmented eye shadow palettes, and harsh skincare products. The lure of a buzzy, nicely packaged product was enough to distract me from a chemically laden ingredients list. It wasn't until an allergic reaction to a powder blush that I realized my routine was basically the opposite of clean and streamlined. It wasn't healthy.

Nowadays, I'm much pickier. I need to know a product is safe and effective. This sounds easy, but it's not. It takes some serious research, and, consequently, time, which I don't always have. That's why I was so stoked to stumble across a genius app that rates beauty products by safety. All it takes is a barcode scan or search query to know whether a product is truly helpful or harmful. Keep reading to learn why you need to get the GoodGuide app.