with all of the bad things out there in everyday junky, preservative-loaded snacks and 'beauty' products, it's hard to commit everything to memory when you have to shop for a deodorant or even a snack. luckily, thre's a new free app out there for smartphones called goodguide.
don't delay, don't pass go, download it now.
with a list of categories that include everything from packaged foods to personal care and paper products, goodguide is your go-to compass for savvy and safe shopping. there's also a barcode reader that you can use to scan a product. while the guide doesn't yet have all products (but really who could? other than maybe amazon...), the ones that do show up are rated on a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the best), it also gives you a 'behind the rating' summary, a list of the ingredients, alternative products and other products made by the brand.