Yuka – Food & cosmetic scan MODDED 2022


Scan food & personal care products and evaluate their impact on your health
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Yuka scans food & personal care products to decipher their ingredients and evaluate their impact on your health.

In a world of incomprehensible labels, Yuka provides clarity in one quick scan so you can make clear-sighted purchases.

Yuka uses a simple color code to inform you of the product’s impact on your health: excellent, good, mediocre, or poor. You can access a detailed info page for each product, to help you understand its grade.


Every product is evaluated according to 3 objective criteria: nutritional value, additives, and the organic dimension of the product.


The scoring method relies on analyzing all of the product’s ingredients. Every ingredient is assigned a level of risk, based on current scientific research.


For any product with a negative grade, Yuka will recommend in total independence a similar product that’s better for your health as an alternative.


Yuka is a 100% independent application. This means that product evaluations and recommendations are completely objective: no brand or manufacturer can influence them in one way or another. In addition, the application does not advertise. Find out more about our funding on our website.


40 comentarios en "Yuka – Food & cosmetic scan MODDED 2022"

  1. Such a game changer for me with leading me in the right direction to a better me. I’ve had this app for over a year. This past weekend I experienced an issue with a product I scanned one day and it said it was Bad. Looked at my log and noticed it was changed to Excellent 100/100. I was baffled because I made plans to return the item. I looked at the ingredients and only about 2% of the was in it was written down. So make sure you double check the ingredients! [ Clinique moisture surge 100h]

  2. This app is very inconsistent when you use the search feature. I looked up an inkey list product and got mixed results. One said it was excellent and others said it was bad. For a paid experience I expected more. Maybe I am using it wrong. Also, there A LOT of main stream products that do not show up in the search feature which is the main reason I went on and paid for premium version. Overall, I am pretty disappointed that I spend the money.

  3. A very helpful app that is something I’ve thought I needed for years now. I would also say, be careful using the score to determine how healthy an item is, they grade 60 % of the score on nutrition, which sounds good, but then you see that vitamin water has a 9/100 score because it’s “a bit too sweet” with only a single harmful substance, which is bad, but then you see Mountain Dew getting a 34/100 despite having over 3 hazardous additives. Other than that, it works very well, just as expected

  4. I love this app! It’s a very user friendly interface, no set up needed, and the features are very efficient and intuitive. My one real issue, is that it considers calories a negative nutritional quality. As somebody with an ectomorphic body type (skinny with a high metabolism), I NEED high caloric intake throughout the day so lower calorie foods are actually MORE unhealthy for my dietary needs. I wish you could customize your dietary needs because of varying body types which is why I rated 4/5.

  5. I like it, and paid for premium. However, I do think they need to work on the rating system. I think low ratings due to calories is all over the place, for example a fit crunch bar is 1/100 but doesn’t have hazardous additives but they think it’s too high in calories and fat so it’s got a really low rating, but compared to other protein bars it’s literally half the calories. I searched around and I’m seeing some inconsistent ratings of basically the same thing rated differently due to calories.

  6. List ingredients on recommendations/ products. I was given a recommendation against a drink I scanned that says it has zero sugar but it didn’t show me the back of the product or the ingredients list. Aspartame, sucralose, etc, are often in sugar-free products and they both can be horrible for people in different ways. The product recommended has sucralose… I would not consider it a healthier alternative for me personally. It would be nice to be able to make those decisions more easily.

  7. Its amazing what you find! My favorite part though is not the finding out that what I’m eating is mostly garbage apparently (sometimes regardless the label) but that it breaks down exactly why and lists specifically each ingredient that affected the score and its purpose. That coupled with immediate suggestions of a similar food item that’s a better option. Fantastic app!!

  8. So quick and easy to use! Everyone should have this in their phone. Just scan the barcode and it is rated between excellent and poor. If you come across a poor rated product, alternative options are recommened. Nutrition facts and ingredients are broken down health wise. There are also links that further discuss toxic substances. 1st app I don’t feel the need to add or edit anything.

  9. I absolutely love this app!💗 I have always been very careful to read ingredients in food and personal care items but when scanning what I already have around the house I have run into unexpected surprises. I like how it explains why and gives me alternatives unless there aren’t any better ones. This will help me make better choices as I run low on things. This may help me figure out which ingredient(s) I’ve been having reactions to because some things I thought were good apparently are not.

  10. Love it. I would recommend having a double rating system though. One for additives and the other for overall nutrition content. Reason being I’m willing to work my meals around something that might be high salt for one meal but I will not accept harmful additives at all. The only way to easily see the difference is to dive into the rating.

  11. Absolutely love this app! A must have app for everyone. It’s quick to use without any glitches, and covers a large range of items. The suggestion feature for products rated bad and poor, is so useful. The idea and concept of the app is so simple but the impact it creates is tenfold.

  12. Amber H dice:

    This app is fantastic! It found almost everything I scanned and even the few items that it didn’t I was able to input. I am shook at how bad some of the things I have been using are. I am someone who tries to choose healthier items as well and I still had a ton of items rated “poor”. I love that it backs up what it says too with why these ingredients are bad. I’ve learned a lot.

  13. : dice:

    The score yuka gives to some items seems odd at times, but that’s not my issue. The issue is that I’ve used yuka on multiple phones, data, and wifi networks, but it still takes an hour for anything scanned to appear most of the time. Sometimes it’ll be instantaneous, but most of the time, it’ll scan, disappear, and the scanned item will decide to reappear after a few hours, sometimes a day. If I’m shopping for groceries, and scanning physical items in a store, I don’t have time for this.

  14. Day June dice:

    This app has been super helpful when I’m in the store. It seems out products with harmful additives for me. It also breaks down the overall health of a product in a very easy visual way. So if “too many calories” isn’t a concern of mine then I still buy the product. You can also favorite items which is super helpful for me to make a nice list of snacks I can buy in the future. Great app!

  15. Di Lu dice:

    Great concept, execution could be improved. The scanner is very unreliable. It doesn’t know if the picture is in focus or within a good distance, and it doesn’t have an UI for me to help out. You’d need a lot of free time and patience standing in the grocery store trying to scan products correctly. At which point just Googling the product is faster. Also doesn’t seem to work for non-american products.

  16. This is a super helpful and easy to use app while shopping. The numbers it rates foods can sometimes be misleading, for example, it says a That’s It bar has too much sugar since it doesn’t take into account that the bar also has the natural fiber from the fruits. However, it is super helpful it showing you any risky ingredients and I love how it explains why they are risky. I especially like using it to compare two different foods or beauty products.

  17. Updating my review to reflect the recent app update. It seems the data unavailable for common products was unintended and the developer was able to resolve in short order. I still stand by my initial feedback that showing nutritional highlights (additives, sugar, fat, etc) would still be highly beneficial to the user despite the lack of rating on certain product types. Outside of that the app works rather well, it’s an easy interface, snappy, and saves previous searches which is a nice touch.

  18. Jenn Page dice:

    Mind blown. I have spent so much time in aisles reading labels to buy the best stuff I could find. Turns out everthing I put on my body is POOR! Even the “all natural” makeup. We’re going to go get all new products now that we have the app to help pick them out. And it’s so quick and easy. I love that the app is self financed and independent from all brands. There are no ads even if you do free version. The makers actually care about the cause. I decided to pay for the pro version to support.

  19. Simplicity to the point of elegance! Not only does it do well as it is advertise. But quick and without faultier. I was amazed at how well it worked and the immediate impact it had right away on my food choices. Some products that I had no idea even existed. Three scans in and I was sold! Excellent program. Good work, Thank you!

  20. This app is amazing! I do wish it had more studies in English as most of them are in Spanish, but translating with technology is not really an issue. You get everything the app has to offer without premium except a search bar, but you don’t really need it unless you’re trying to buy products online I guess. But you can scan anything in store and not only get information on that product, but recommendations for products better for you that are similar! Will be using for everything I buy!

  21. It doesn’t recognize Everything, but this app has changed my life. I’ve spent so mich time, money, and effort trying to find the right hair and body products, only to discover everything I’ve purchased has been causing problems. I was shocked when I found products advertised as paraben free substitute with an equally harmful ingredient. And I am no longer using Bath & Body Works products. Thank you. This app is exactly what I’ve been needing.

  22. I LOVE this app!! It’s helped me so much with cutting all the junk our if my life and all it takes is a quick scan. I love that they provide articles as to why the additives are bad instead of just saying so, so you can be more informed of what you are consuming. The developers also get back to you super quick when it comes to adding new products. My only “complaint” is that I wish that they could expand to cover things like detergent and cleaning supplies.

  23. Kyle Paus dice:

    Awesome app. Here is a tip in case you don’t pay the subscription and you don’t have a product in front of you: Many stores online website show pictures of all side of a product packaging including the barcode. If your store doesn’t have a picture of a products barcode, check other stores! Not necessarily a full proof work around for every product but its better then nothing.

  24. I don’t like that it takes points off for food that has “too many calories”. That’s subjective and dependent on the person who is eating the food. 100 calories for some orange juice should not deduct THAT many points. I do, however, like using this for cosmetic products. It’s very helpful because I don’t know the technical names for many of the harsh or toxic chemicals in a lot of hair and skin care items. I also like how in depth it goes in describing why the ingredients are bad for you 🙂

  25. E H dice:

    Helpful with most products I own so far but there are some that are not in the app. I have scanned and added a few so I like that feature and that they add it with the new info pretty fast. This app has informed me of ingredients I wasn’t aware were harmful. What I don’t like is that you cannot manually type in to look up products by name without using a barcode in the free version. Some products I look up online don’t have an image of their barcode for me to scan.

  26. K G dice:

    So helpful when shopping, but also to go thru your cabinets and fridge. I’m learning more about foods and ingredients every day and this helps teach you what makes foods or cosmetics bad, and more importantly why. Had to turn off battery and data in the background though… My phone was getting very hot on charge and once I did that, my phone cooled down immediately.

  27. I haven’t seen a nicer app than this one! The app works even on the rarest products. And the Idea is amazing! It’s like a delight for adults, I enjoy scanning the items I already have in my cabinet, and would surely use it in the supermarket next time. It is really interesting to know more while buying your food and make decisions. Also the founders are so nice. You can see how passionate they are about the app. Great Idea and helpful for sure and I will recommend it to my friends.

  28. Yuka has really improved form its inception here in Australia. I’ve updated my rating accordingly. I would like to see a manual search field and shortcuts when I tap and hold the app. Sure. Scan, search, favourites. My phone offers a function that allows me to tap and hold the fingerprint scanner and select shortcuts + apps. Although I like Yuka — it’s a little dissapointing that they still haven’t introduced the search functionality here. Deducted one star. Still waiting for the manual search

  29. This app tells me alot of the things I’ve wanted to know, however it doesn’t always go too in depth but I think it’s because they’re still working on the apps. I’d like to see more focus on finding out pesticides used, seems like most products don’t have any listed and the food ends up being rated “safer” than I believe it may be. Rated 5 stars because overall the app is great, I hope it gets developed further!

  30. Cy dice:

    Yuka is excellent at telling you which ingredients are bad and why. The recommendations feature now works for me and is very useful. However, the categorisation of foods as good or bad based on sugar/calories has the potential to be harmful. It would be great if they added a feature where you could ignore certain features (i.e. turn off the allergy function, since I’m not allergic to anything; or turn off the sugar/calories if you’ve had an ED). Overall, great app and I use it all the time 🙂

  31. Lunz dice:

    I love this app! It has a lot of products and if they dont have it in there yet it only takes like 2minutes to fill the info in and you get it rated in under 24hours! I love that it even explains why the ingredients are bad. Its even free which is amazing (I would like to support with a premium membership but its not available in my country) I would improve that when you fill in info for a new product and want to photograph the ingredients, you should be able to drag and size the box. Thank you

  32. i love the recommendations and i love saving time and headaches by reading the ingredients for me, i also learn more about what the ingredients do. i tell everyone who cares about their hair and skin to download this app. i wish there were points for scanning barcodes or some reward system though that would be cool

  33. I was loving this app right up until it logged me out. It won’t let me log back in, stating that “an unexpected error occurred”. I clicked on forgot my password and clicked on the link in the email as soon as I got it and was told my link had expired. It did this to me twice. I still can’t get back in to the app.

  34. Love it. It’s not perfect but it does what it’s meant to: help me make better choices. Easy to scan and type in product search. Info of each product is relatively easy to understand. Love the recommendation given in place of undesirable product. Love it

  35. Jeni dice:

    This app is a game changer! I just can’t believe that I hadn’t heard about it earlier. It’s mind-boggling how many products that I would’ve thought were healthy to use are in fact poor. I agree that it would be ideal to be able to customize certain aspects of the rating, esp for foods, depending on what’s important to you. My absolute dream though would be if Yuka would also add ratings based on each product’s effect on the climate/environment as well as animal welfare. THAT would be amazing!

  36. So easy to use. Information right at my fingertips with a quick scan. I purchased the search option for things I didn’t have the barcode scanner for. People are amazed at how bad things are, lol.

  37. This app is pretty good. I love being able to scan stuff and see how good and bad it is. My only complaints are with it not having all the products I’ve scanned and it’s alternate suggestions don’t match the product sometimes.

  38. Recently found out I’m allergic to limonene, and this app has helped greatly with finding it in my creams, shampoos and makeup etc. Quick scan and all ingredients are listed from worst to good. I’ve thrown out A LOT of products after finding out how dangerous they are for my skin. Your skin is your biggest organ, be careful what you let it absorb. Will be scanning every barcode before buying. Just wish it could scan cleaning supplies as well.

  39. This app is amazing. Most of the food in my cupboard that I thought were relatively healthy are not. Same with my lotions etc. I love how it suggests alternative options. Excellent app and so glad I came across this to make healthier choices for my family!

  40. This is a life changing app! I’ve discovered many items that I use daily contain hazardous ingredients. It lists the ingredients and why they’re hazardous or unhealthy. I like the recommendations the app gives you to substitute for healthier options. I also love that they are not sponsored by any manufacturers. I hope they will offer an app similar to this for pet products.

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