I’ve been more obsessed than usual lately with beauty science gadgets. So of course I have to blog about this new iPhone application that warns you about ‘dangerous’ cosmetic ingredients.
iPhone ingredient info
CosmeticsDesign reports that the app, from the firm Cosmetifique, has a searchable database of over 5,000 ingredients in the International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients format, the official naming convention for cosmetic ingredients. You simply type in the ingredient of choice and the search results show up as red, orange or green to indicate whether the ingredient is great, good, or bad.
Sounds good, huh? I thought so too until I read the following quote from the application designer Alfredo Delli Bovi:
“We talked to make-up gurus and 90 percent of them preferred natural ingredients, so we don’t suggest chemical ones like dimethicone.”
So it looks like this app is based on the the same crappy “natural is good, synthetic is bad” premise that we’ve blogged about before. Suddenly I’m not so excited anymore.
What do YOU think? Would you buy a beauty science app for your smart phone (assuming it was based on real science and not propaganda? Leave a comment for the rest of the Beauty Brains community.