Think Dirty

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About this app

Think Dirty is the easiest way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. It’s an independent source that allows you to compare products as you shop. Just scan the product barcode, and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, track dirty ingredients, and shop for cleaner options.

• Search by Keyword or Barcode Scanning: Our database lists over 850,000 cosmetics and personal care products from Canada and the U.S.

• Personalized Ingredient Preferences (Premium): Save time by pre-selecting your Allergens, Ingredient preferences and personalizing your shopping experience. Ingredient alerts will be presented if we find flagged ingredients in the products you viewed.

• Search by Ingredient (Premium): Unlock to get detailed information about its usage, health impact, sources, and which products contain such ingredients.

• Search by Curated Categories (Premium Feature): Unlock to access our curated speciality lists such as Mineral Sunscreens, SLES-Free Skincare, Vegan Makeup

• Expiry Date Tracker: Is that mascara still good to use, but don't remember how long you have had it? Now you can keep track of its expiry date on your Bathroom Shelf. Enter Open Date and Shelf Life, and you will never put expired products on your face again!

• Dirty Meter®: A comprehensive rating is given, along with detailed (but easy-to-understand) information on ingredients, certifications, and health impacts.

• My Bathroom Rating: Keep track of what’s already in your bathroom. Learn your current bathroom rating, and track your progress on “cleaning” it up.

• Upvote Non-Rated Products: Let your voices be heard! Upvote, and we will aggregate user responses and reach out to brands on users’ behalf to encourage them to get their products verified and rated.

• Shopping Lists: Save products and make shopping faster and easier.

• Shop Now: Buy products directly from,,,, and

• UPC Submission: Are we missing a product? Use your device's camera to scan its barcode and capture the list of ingredients with OCR, then submit it to us. For registered users who submit products, we thank you with a discount code to use our beauty box subscription. And will notify you once they are in our database.

As mentioned in:

Fast Company’s 2020 World-Changing Ideas North America

25+ Apps To Make Your Everyday Life Easier – TED Blog

7 New Beauty Apps You Need to Download Now – Allure Magazine

26 Underrated Apps Every Twentysomething Should Download Right Now – BuzzFeed

The Beauty And Fashion Apps You Need To Download ASAP – Glamour Magazine UK

As a small team, we are working diligently to accommodate the overwhelmingly positive amount of users' submissions (especially from our EU users) to our database.

We appreciate constructive feedback. Please email us at if you have comments or suggestions.
Updated on
Apr 25, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
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Photos and videos
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

10.7K reviews
A Google user
January 22, 2019
there's a lot of products (most common ones) that are not listed. it's also annoying that i can't turn off the dailynotifications. I'll look if i want to! UI on this is ok, needs work. FYI, keyboard takes up half the screen. i know u can tap away, but that means you need to change the layout so you van view the sections easier. feels like a hybrid platform.
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Think Dirty Inc.
January 28, 2019
Hi Didi,thank you for your feedback and we are so sorry that you couldn’t find the information that you needed.We tend to prioritize products that have been highly requested by users through submissions. If you have submitted any products, please email us your username at and we will try our best to add the products.
A Google user
February 25, 2020
Great idea, terribly executed. None of my products are listed, the scanner doesnt work and the search function is horrible. If you're looking for a specific brand they tailor your results to their advertised products. If I'm looking for "NYX" it brings up all their advertised products containing an N,Y or X instead of looking for the whole word. You have to scroll around to find the brand you're looking for. Then when you actually get in the realm of what you want they only have 1 or 2 things.
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A Google user
April 10, 2019
lots of room for improvement, I find it frustrating that only certain products are listed, and then theres the same product added like 4 times, could be cleaned up for sure. 90 percent of the time when you scan something it doesnt come up as well. i will continue to use this app because it gives all products a fair shot considering there isnt fees for other companies to have to pay for to be rated...with that being is odd that seventh gen has its own button...
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Think Dirty Inc.
July 5, 2019
Thanks for your review. If you scan a product and it doesn't show up, please type the name in manually into the search bar. If you type the product in manually and it still doesn't show, please submit it! The indicated partnerships are shown in app are placed in priority as they have been manually vetted by our team. Best from Think Dirty.

What's new

In this update, you will find the following new features:
Expiry Date Tracker: You can now add product expiry dates on all your shopping lists!
Bathroom Shelf Categories: The new Bathroom Shelf Categories feature allows you to organize your bathroom shelves with more detail and make it much easier to locate a product.
Submission Progress: Track progress of your submissions and see how many you need to remove the page limit for User Submitted products
Plus, performance improvement and bug fixes.