Open Beauty Facts is a database of cosmetics products with ingredients, allergens, indicia and all the tidbits of information we can find on product labels.
Open Beauty Facts is a non-profit association of volunteers.
1800+ contributors like you have added 13 000+ products from 134 countries using our Android, iPhone or Windows Phone app or their camera to scan barcodes and upload pictures of products and their labels.
Data about cosmetics is of public interest and has to be open. The complete database is published as open data and can be reused by anyone and for any use. Check-out the cool reuses or make your own!
Cosmetics additives, F.I.L. codes, CI-numbers, allergens, packaging codes... Open Beauty Facts helps you to make sense of the fine print on products labels.
Our search form includes dozens of criteria so that you can find products that match your criteria.
Do you know which shampoos have the less chemicals? In 3 clicks you can create an interactive graph to show it. So you can change for healthier shampoos, and by comparing products from different brands, you encourage producers to make them better.
Curious about cosmetics? Explore products by facets like brands, categories, labels, origins of ingredients etc. Facets can be combined to discover new insights, for instance to map the origins of ingredients that bear a fair trade label.
The Open Beauty Facts database is open data published under the Open Database Licence. Anyone can use it for any purpose - commercial or non-commercial - provided the source of the data is attributed and improvements to the database are shared in a similar way.
How many cosmetics commercials have you seen in your life? Open data can help to see the facts under the marketing.
Open Beauty Facts data can be reused in both non-commercial and commercial projects, as long as improvements to the database are shared as well.
Open Beauty Facts data is used by scientists in different fields (Chemistry, Biology, Linked Open Data...). And you don't need a PhD to take part in citizen science!