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App Targets “Dirty” Cosmetic Ingredients To Inform Consumer Decisions

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Described as an “independent source that allows you to compare products as you shop,” new mobile app Think Dirty rates personal-care products based on the perceived safety of their ingredients, referring to government lists of prohibited chemicals, peer-reviewed journals, NGO reports and regulatory guidance.

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