Our bathroom shelves are filled with cosmetic products that have “dermatologically tested” written on them. Can this claim be used by anyone, what kind of a test do the cosmetics have to pass and what does it really mean?
“Dermatologically tested” means that the product is tested on volunteers and the testing is performed by an independent certified laboratory under the supervision of a dermatologist who, at the end of the test, provides their expert opinion.
One of the dermatological tests necessary for the registration of a cosmetic product is a test of exposure with a band-aid, i.e. “the patch test”. This test checks whether the cosmetic product causes irritation and inflammation when in contact with the skin. The state of the skin is evaluated at intervals of 48 and 72 hours after the cosmetic product has been applied.
The testing can only be done on individuals with a normal type of skin or on those who have already experienced the potential reactions.
As the safety of our users is one of our number one priorities and we wish for our cosmetic line L’Abelâge to help as many women as possible effectively achieve beautiful skin, we have opted for a more thorough test.
All dermatologically controlled L’Abelâge Diamond Edition products have shown that women, including those with sensitive skin, tolerate the products well and without any irritation of the skin.
The patch test, in which female volunteers with normal, atopic and sensitive skin participated under dermatological supervision, has confirmed that the skin behaves normally and doesn’t show any irritation or allergies. Dermatological tests also confirmed the safety of the products and have classified them as non-irritating.
With product effectiveness, satisfaction and safety in mind, we have added a variety of additional dermatological and instrumental testing procedures to all the legally determined tests. You can view the evidence here.