Chemical Maze - Shopping Companion 12+

The Chemical Maze Pty Ltd

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.6 • 5 Ratings
    • $6.99

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What’s in your Food? What’s in your Cosmetics? Are you at risk?

The Chemical Maze – Shopping Companion App has been produced to make it simpler and easier to recognise food additives and cosmetic ingredients having the potential to cause discomfort and ill-health. With this recognition comes freedom of choice and for many a new lease on life.

This App is based on the international best-selling book The Chemical Maze with more than 15 years of ongoing research.

▼ Easy to Use:
Easily browse through either Food Additives or Cosmetic Ingredients
Search for Additives/Ingredients by name
Search for Food Additives by INS number - Example 621 or E621 - MSG
User friendly rating codes (smiley, neutral and sad faces) for each Additive/Ingredient
Sort by name, number and risk level

▼ Search results for Food Additives and Cosmetic Ingredients the way you want them:
Identify the Risk Levels of each
Discover those to avoid based on Dietary Restrictions
Identify those that may cause various Symptoms or Ailments
Discover which ones Effect different parts of your Body or Systems
Find out what they are Derived from

▼ Filter by Symptoms and Ailments :
Aggressive Behavior
Behavioral Problems
Gastrointestinal Ailments
Hay Fever
Headache & Migraines
Learning Difficulties
Skin Ailments (Eczema, Dermatitis, Itching, Hives, Rash, etc)
Sleep Disturbance

▼ Filter by your Dietary Restriction :
Celiac (Gluten Free)
Contains Salicylates
Lactose Intolerant

▼ Filter the Effects on your Body:
Cardiovascular System
Developmental System
Endocrine System
Gastrointestinal System and Liver
Immune System
Musculoskeletal system
Nervous System
Reproductive System
Respiratory System

▼ Filter by what they are Derived from:
Genetically Modified (GMO)
Nano Technology
Palm Oil

What’s New

Version 3.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Addition of more than 60 food additives approved for use in the EU.
- All new, revamped interface to simplify use
- iOS 8 and retina screen support

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Child Development Specialist ,

Good but needs updates!!

Overall this is a really good app! It is very informative and covers most additives/chemicals found in foods and cosmetics and tells you about them. There were a few I tried to look up and couldn't find. However, It's a bit pricy! I didn't realize it initially, but the app hasn't been updated since 2010!? Come on developers!!! It also hasn't been optimized for retina displays so the visual quality is poorer than most. However, the app is easy to navigate and has a nice interface. For the price though, it NEEDS some updates!!

Pricelesspaula ,

Some good info but some misinformation as well

At first, I was very excited to find this app! But then I noticed that while it does have some good information which is why I got two stars instead of one, there are a lot of ingredients that aren’t in the database. There are also some ingredients that are labeled as safe when they are not such as sunflower Lecithin. What’s worse when I emailed them to let them know, they ignored me. Not only is that a horrible customer interface and shameful but there are people eating that it’s hidden in foods and it’s contributing to inflammation an oxidation within the body and I bet people don’t know why they aren’t feeling well. Generally, speaking seed oils are not good for you in any form. Sunflower Lecithin, soy lecithin, safflower lecithin… and more…. are part of the reason America is so sick. I don’t care what the criminal agencies say about it they lie about everything else. Of course they’re going to lie about it being safe. Do your own research. And unfortunately, we can’t even trust like this.

RVR57 ,


I've been using Chemical Maze for years to identify chemical additives that may trigger migraines.

App Privacy

The developer, The Chemical Maze Pty Ltd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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