You may have seen the term “Dermatologically Tested” on lots of products before, but did you know there’s not an actual definition or regulation for this term? Because that didn’t sit right with us, and because our aim is to make products for people with really sensitive skin, we decided to send a bunch of them off to be tested in an independent lab on 54 people who reported having sensitive skin. The results were given on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being no irritation or redness and 5 being a reaction. This is the full summary from the lab:
All of the fifty-four (54) participants enrolled in the test who had self-reported sensitive skin or normal skin, completed the study. Dermatological examinations with ratings of the severity of possible irritation were performed for each subject after application of the patches on subjects’ skin for approximately twenty-four (24) hours. On visual inspection following the removal of the patches, none of the fifty-four (54) participants were observed with any irritant or erythema responses to any of the test products or negative control.
We’re happy to report that other than one person who had a reaction to the adhesive on the patch and another who found the patches painful to remove, all subjects reported 0 for redness and irritation for all the products we sent for testing. Below is the full report here if you want to read it and are into that kind of thing.