Yuka App Review

When I heard about the Yuka app I thought it was something to do with Yuka plants, but that is something different.

I am trying an app called Yuka that is supposed to help you make the right choices for your health by deciphering product labels and analyzing the health impact of food products and cosmetics.

Right off the bat, I realized the food without a label is most likely 100% whole food (apples, bananas, etc) and therefore gets a great rating. But I was curious if it would help me figure out some of the other things I eat… and stuff I put on my skin. It’s easy to forget that the skin is our largest organ and it’s important to know that it allows things to get into the body too.

This app been around since 2017 when it was first launched in France. Yuka is now available in 8 other countries and has 18 million users. It’s available for both iPhone ios and for android.

I use Cetaphil daily scrub almost every day on my face. Hmmm

I’m going to ask my dermatologist for a recommendation of what would be a better choice for my face. It’s been my experience that a lot of the skin care items are very expensive and not that great for the price.  (If you have something you swear by, please let me know!)

When I tested some butter, the only thing good about it according to the app was that it didn’t have sugar! Ha ha. I guess we all know butter isn’t considered a health food.

Next I tried a couple of “whole” foods to see what it said:

Yuka app oatmeal
Not too bad.
I love to add Ro-tel tomatoes to chili or cooked cabbage recipes


Yuka app
Glad that my go to tea came out with an excellent.

I was a little worried about bread but was pleasantly surprised when I checked this out!

I usually get the green wrapper with sesame seeds, so I’ll have to check that one out too.

Do you have any experience with this app or one like it? Do you use it’s guidance or do you rely on common sense? Let me know if the comments below.

1 thought on “Yuka App Review”

  1. After I read this post, I downloaded the app. To my dismay, I discovered that the egg bites I’ve been buying at Costco rated BAD and my granola bar rated as Poor. I guess I should have known that because they qualify as processed foods, though they might not be highly processed.

    I’m not sure what their criteria is for rating foods but it’s interesting to see. I suspect it’s not a bad tool to use at times.

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