We're currently creating an open database of cosmetics and beauty/body products, just like we did for OpenFoodFacts, and I was wondering whether you knew of resources that might be helpful, and liberally licensed.
What type of data? Information on chemicals, consumer reviews, pricing?– Mark SilverbergSep 14, 2014 at 19:16
virtually anything we can find, although we'd like to focus on facts (eg not reviews). Here's a random example of what we did for food: world.openfoodfacts.org/product/8410573100137/…– PierreSSep 14, 2014 at 20:22
Not exactly what you are looking for but any cosmetic containing sunscreen is in the Structured Product Label dataset at FDA (http://labels.fda.gov/), which is part of the openFDA effort (https://open.fda.gov/drug/label/).
Status update: While keeping work on OpenBeautyFacts, we found:
- the UNII database of ingredients (Public Domain, produced by the US gov) that we got linked to Wikidata (yay).
- various glossaries and system with an unclear licence (Colour Index)
- various ressources by the European Union (COSING), some being usable (they're not as clear on licences as the US, but it's translations made for the EU, so open)
- Some similar projects but none with an open licence so far
We are now publishing our own data at https://world.openbeautyfacts.org/data