How it works?

Thank you for using the Beat the Microbead app! A very easy to use app that helps you eliminate microplastics from your daily personal care.

How does the Beat the Microbead app scan products?

The app uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. The OCR recognizes the text on the photo you take and then scans it for microplastic ingredients.

How to scan a product?

You can scan products using the Beat the Microbead app with 4 easy steps:

  1. Find the ingredients list on your product.
  2. Position the full list within your camera frame.
  3. Make sure the ingredients are in focus.
  4. Take a picture to scan!

Help us enrich our database!

Every time you add a product to our database, you help us build a case against microplastics. With every product information, we can create evidence and convince authorities about the wide use of plastic ingredients. A bit of extra effort on your side makes you a part of the fight against microplastics in cosmetics and care products.

So, go ahead, scan the barcode of your product and help us get some more information!