The Difference Between Dermatologically Tested Skin care and Dermatologically Recommended

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The Difference Between Dermatologically Tested Skin care and Dermatologically Recommended

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The Difference Between Dermatologically Tested Skin care and Dermatologically Recommended

Nowadays, many skin care manufacturers ship out their products with the phrase "dermatologically tested" and "dermatologist recommended" boldly inscribed on them. While these labels instill confidence in the average skin care enthusiast, most of them hardly even understand the meaning of the labels, let alone the difference between them. So, what exactly does it mean when a product bears the "dermatologically tested" or "dermatologist-recommended" label?

The Difference Between Dermatologically Tested Skin care and Dermatologically Recommended

Nowadays, many skin care manufacturers ship out their products with the phrase "dermatologically tested" and "dermatologist recommended" boldly inscribed on them. While these labels instill confidence in the average skin care enthusiast, most of them hardly even understand the meaning of the labels, let alone the difference between them.

So, what exactly does it mean when a product bears the "dermatologically tested" or "dermatologist-recommended" label?

 

What does dermatologically tested mean?

In the broad sense of it, the phrase implies that a dermatologist or a  panel of dermatologists subjected the product through various rigorous testing procedures and found the product:

  • Safe.
  • Suitable for the skin.
  • Without any side effects or adverse reactions when applied continuously on the skin.

But is that the case?

Recently, the phrase has been slapped on any and every product that a dermatologist has tested without consideration of the result. The worst part is that even when the product is found to have adverse reactions, most manufacturers still slap the label on the product and ship it out because technically, "it was dermatologically tested." Whether or not it was found safe for use is a question for another day.

When buying skin care products, it's not enough to believe the dermatologically tested inscription at face value because any regulatory agency does not enforce the labels. Rather, as someone who genuinely cares for their skin, you have to go the extra mile to check the ingredients used in the product and other certifications that would help back up the efficacy of the product.

For instance, our skin care products at BSKIN do not just bear the "dermatologically tested" label; they also bear inscriptions showing that our formula is:

  • Cruelty-free.
  • Made from high-quality, all-natural ingredients.
  • Safe for all skin types.

These additional labels provide you with extra information so that you can make an informed decision before buying your desired dermatologically tested skin care product.

 

What does dermatologically recommended mean?

The phrase "dermatologist recommended" can typically mean one of two things. (COMMENT:*clarify that Dermatologist recommended may mean it's been endorsed by a dermatologist but have not gone through proper testing in the lab.* )

The second meaning of the phrase suggests that various dermatologists have used the product, found it to be efficient, and recommended it either for themselves or their patients as a solution to one or more types of skin problems.

Of the two, the latter holds more value and is more likely to give buyers the confidence to purchase. The only problem is that there is no way to tell which of the scenarios apply to the "dermatologist tested" label.

Regardless, instead of relying on the word of the manufacturers and believing that their fancy labels are the holy grail to guide you on your skin care quest, you can do your research by looking at the reviews from previous clients. Online reviews of products, especially from a large demographic, are one of the sure ways of verifying the claims made by manufacturers.

Customers will always tell it as it is, especially when a product worked wonders for their skin or not in comparison with the manufacturer's claims. Whichever is the case, the reviews will let you know and provide better insight into the product.

 

How do I know if a skin care product is safe and suitable for my natural makeup looks?

While having either the "dermatologically tested" or "dermatologist recommended" label is important on a product because it shows that the brand did its due diligence. Sadly, it's not enough to guarantee that a product is safe to give you the natural makeup look you desire.

Nonetheless, before buying or applying a product to your skin, you can check if the product is suitable for your skin type, as well as the presence of harmful chemicals that have been reportedly found in increasing numbers. Some of the chemicals to stay clear from include:

  1. Parabens
  2. PABA
  3. Phenoxyethanol
  4. Formaldehyde
  5. Paraffins

To list but a few. Of course, any truly dermatologically tested skin care product that is certified safe for the skin wouldn't have these chemicals in its list of ingredients. As a testament to this fact, all our products at BSKIN bear the dermatologically tested mark and boast a combination of powerful all-natural ingredients free from chemicals that can harm your skin.

Why you should use a trusted skin care brand for your natural makeup looks

There is a slew of skin care products in the market, and with the growing rate of complacency among manufacturers, it's getting more difficult to differentiate the sheep from the wolves.

However, by using products from a trusted skin care brand like BSKIN, you can rest assured that your products have been dermatologically tested and deemed safe, effective, and suitable for all skin types, including yours.

Oh, and just so you know, you don't have to take our word for it. You can check out what our clients had to say about our products before making your purchase.