Have you ever been baffled by the millions of claims thrown around in skincare advertisements? How about all the technical jargon plastered over the product labels?
It can be hard to distinguish between the important and the not-so-necessary terms (we’re looking at you, Paleo-certified skincare). That’s why, in this article, we wanted to take a closer look at one of the most widely used claims in the cosmetics and skincare industries. We’re talking about the term “dermatologically tested.”
Let’s debunk this claim and see what it actually means for you and your skincare!
What “dermatologically tested” means
“Dermatologically tested” and “dermatologist approved” are two claims we hear a lot in the skincare industry, and they’re often used interchangeably – but what do they mean?
Anything listed as “dermatologically tested” or “dermatologist approved” essentially means that it was tested by or in consultation with a professional dermatologist. In these tests, dermatologists will apply the product onto human skin and make sure it is generally safe for use.
This is usually done by performing an HRIPT (Human Repeated Insult Patch) test. HRIPT involves repeatedly applying the test product onto human skin followed by a rest period. Once the rest period is over, the product is used once more as a “challenge” phase, thus completing the testing process.
Dermatologists will evaluate any reactions, sensations, or irritations on the skin to determine how safe the product is for customer use. It’s customary for testing to be performed on a wide variety of volunteer human testers, including those prone to allergic reactions and skin irritations – this way, products can be thoroughly put to the test.
Does dermatologically tested skincare matter?
In short, dermatologically tested and approved products do matter. Responsible companies will test their skincare products thoroughly for irritants; after all, what company wants their customers to form allergic reactions and health issues?
However, the caveat is that there aren’t specific regulations in place to use these two claims. This means that shoddy testing can be done and yet products can still claim to be approved by dermatologists.
As a consumer, you should be cautious when you see these claims and ask yourself where the proof is. Unless you have confirmed information from the company, the claim “dermatologically tested” doesn’t mean anything beyond the fact that a dermatologist tested it on human skin.
Without more information regarding testing, you won’t know how the tests were performed or even the percentage of irritations that occurred during the testing phase.
Our approach to dermatologically tested men’s skincare
Let’s face it, there are tons of skincare products marketed for men that are just plain crap. Musty scented moisturizers and harsh face scrubs that are better suited to your car seem to dominate the industry.
We created the JESSE JIMZ skincare collection as an alternative, offering men easy and effective skincare products that actually work.
Creating products that are both safe and effective for all skin types is crucial to our skincare approach. That’s why all of our products have been dermatologically tested by a hand-picked lab in Europe. The results have shown that our products triggered zero reactions from our whole team of testers.
Aside from our products being dermatologically tested, they are also paraben-free, cruelty-free, and made right here in the USA using high quality natural and clinically-tested ingredients.
Bottom line: if you’re looking for safe and reliable skincare products designed specifically for men, you should feel confident about using the JESSE JIMZ skincare collection on your face!