Jumat, 05 September 2014


Some time ago  I was talking with a friend about cosmetic products he uses. Then came some of the terms such as dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, irritant-free, clinically proven, etc. are often included in the packaging of cosmetic products. I also remember when the first ever nyambi in retail pharmacy and cosmetics, such labels are a marketing tool to attract consumers. Is it true claim these labels?


Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested probably the two terms most often found in cosmetic products. Hypoallergenic means "less is allergic 'and are often perceived as not cause allergies by many people. Medically, it is not known hypoallergenic and definition of this term is a term created by the cosmetics companies to advertise their products. Initially, the product is hypoallergenic cosmetic products are made from materials that are known to rarely / less / no potential / not known to cause allergic skin. I need to know is that no one else raw material non-allergenic, and does not recognized any method to classify a hypoallergenic cosmetic products. In such claims include, cosmetic companies do not need to attach the results of hypoallergenic when they register the product. Is basically when a cosmetic product is applied on a group of subjects, if it does not appear allergic reaction, it is called hypoallergenic. What if the skin appears red reaction or irritation? Easy, just exchange the subject or tricked how do qualify, because the results do not need to be public anyway. the validity is a big question mark.

Dermatologist Tested or Dermatologist Recommended

A product called dermatologist tested when a product has been tested by a dermatologist (skin doctor) and 'proven' does not cause skin irritation, for example. Indeed, cosmetic companies do not lie against these claims, but the question is, is there a standard method of testing? Where dermatologist? Whether the procedure can be accessed? Obviously this information we can not get because when a cosmetic company gives its product to a dermatologist (who knows who), then the dermatologist tried out the product to the skin or one of two patients, the claim has been dermatologist tested can be used. Are applied in patients with sensitive skin or healthy patients? Do dermatologisnya get compensation for his services?

How to determine the quality of cosmetics?

if you have sensitive skin or a history of allergies, the best way is to recognize the cause of your allergy. There is no guarantee or dermatologist tested hypoallergenic products of better quality that is not labeled. The only way is to read the composition of cosmetic products and identify ingredients that cause your allergies. With the composition of cosmetic products that not too much can be a choice, not because of quality problems, but if there is an allergy, you can more easily (with the help of your doctor / pharmacist) to identify the cause of the allergy.

The only claim that can be used as quality assurance is the American Academy of Dermatology Seal of Recognition, issued by the American Association of Dermatology dermatologist consisting of various countries. To earn this award, file testing cosmetic products studied by a specialist team of AAD and must meet a set of evidence-based criteria of the AAD. It does not have a lot of products that claim this but okay let all readers know that this can only AADSR used as a benchmark over a cosmetic quality assurance. Keep in mind AADSR not a necessity, but just kind of recognition only.