CosmEthics: Guide to cosmetics 17+


    • 3.5 • 13 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



CosmEthics App enables safe cosmetic choices by scanning product barcode, giving a hazard or allergy profile warning, and recommendation tailored to your needs.

You will get helpful recommendations and alerts. Personal alerts can be customised according to preferences or lifestyle e.g. vegan or allergies.

We make the evaluation and recommendation process easy and smooth. Our application enables you to quickly assess the product's hazards, with a toxicity screening of ingredients in the INCI ingredient list.


CosmEthics is free to download and use. CosmEthics Premium includes the neat features above and is available by subscription. Get CosmEthics Premium and unlock even more exclusive features:

More Readymade lists:
CosmEthics is regularly updating the readymade lists and continuing to do the research to bring you more complete alert-lists.

Cruelty-free filter:
Search and filter for Cruelty Free products

Fast track:
Skip the line when you scan a product that CosmEthics doesn’t recognise. We’ll prioritise your scan and analyse the product to you.

Support CosmEthics research:
With subscription you will get exclusive access to the research content from lab tests that CosmEthics will provide.

Premium options:
CosmEthics Premium monthly for €4,99
CosmEthics Premium yearly for €19,99

Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.

Subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.

Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

The default settings for subscriptions are that they are automatically renewed each term.

Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

ABOUT CosmEthics

We own a cosmetics database with the highest ingredient accuracy, in addition it is expanding continuously. Our database is dynamic, and grows at high speed with daily product submissions from manufacturers, retailers and users.

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What’s New

Version 3.5.6

- Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Elin Rose 1111 ,

Shopping safety tool

Thank you for putting all this information at our fingertips. Have taken shopping with me to determine which products I should purchase.

ACSmith14 ,

Basic functionality is extremely buggy, sometimes spammy

I have several concerns about this app:
1. The personal ingredient alert list doesn’t work. I made a personal ingredient alert list that includes things like sodium lauryl sulfate. However, when I search for items that I know contain it, they appear with the green “safe” check. I double checked the ingredients, and sure enough, sodium lauryl sulfate is included, spelled exactly the same way. This is a BIG issue. If I can’t trust the alert lists to work, what’s the point?
2. Every time I move into a different app, then return to the CosmEthics app, I get a popup about in app purchases - specifically, that I’ve disabled them on my phone. Why is CosmEthics always trying to make in app purchases without my consent? It’s spam and makes me lose trust that this is a quality product.
3. The homepage never loads. It always says it’s tailoring the feed but even if I leave my phone for five minutes, nothing appears and I still see the loading message.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for reaching out to us! Sorry to hear about the experienced issues with our app. A new release fixing bugs and reported problems is now live. Please upgrade to the newest release, and the reported problem should be resolved. Kindly get back to us, if any issues persist and we will investigate further. Thank you once more for the feedback!

hobosnickers ,

Coding Off

I would love to use this app and love the concept (5* for that!) but I can hardly access it. I’ve downloaded it and redone loaded it and the page is not centered so I can’t see the content. It looks like a website in a browser with bad frame html. The screenshots look normal so I’m not sure what is going on. I can’t scroll to images in the slider because the images only appear halfway on my screen and run off the page.
Perhaps there is just a bug?

Developer Response ,


Thanks for the feedback,

This is a bug because the scrolling and app works. Can you tell us which model of iPhone you have so that we can fix the problem.

Thanks in advance

App Privacy

The developer, CosmEthics, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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