Choosing the right skincare products for your skin concerns can be confusing and overwhelming. Should you buy that product that just went viral, or trust a skinfluencer? There is a wide range of products on the market and a lot of different theories on what you should or should not do to your face; this makes it difficult to choose the right products. In a situation like this, it’s better to turn to the experts, like dermatologists.
Dermatologists are doctors specialized in the body’s largest organ, the skin. They are knowledgeable on various diseases that can affect the skin, conditions and skin types and you can trust them about any question or doubt you may have. If only we could all have a dermatologist with us while shopping for a new skincare product to tell us if it’s worth it or not. That’s not possible, but the next best thing is: dermatologist-tested products. There are various brands that have dermatologist-tested products in their line, and Lorde+Belle is proudly one of them.
What is dermatologist-tested?
This term means that a product has gone through several tests, it has been observed by a dermatologist to ensure that the formula is safe and well tolerated by the people who participated in the trials. There are different ways that skincare products get tested, but the most common way is The Repeat Insult Patch Test (RIPT). RIPT is used to help predict the likelihood for induced allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) of topically applied products.
How does RIPT actually work?
It is a clinical study conducted under highly controlled conditions. Small amount of products are applied on the back of the volunteers repeatedly, followed by periods of rest. At specific intervals of these applications, the dermatologists check the patches and evaluate the skin for any reaction.
Why you should only get dermatologist-tested products?
Lorde + Belle strongly recommends to always reach for dermatologist-tested skincare products for your own safety. These products have been tested on humans in ‘everyday life’ conditions and you can expect the same results when you apply them on your face. Dermatologically tested means that the formula of the product is proven to be safe when applied to the skin and that the finished product was well tolerated by the people who tested it on their skin and in most cases, it did not cause skin reactions.
However, keep in mind that many skincare and cosmetics products have this certification to show they are effective and non-irritating for most skin types. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is right for everybody. Considering that every individual is different there may be a chance that you have a reaction to a specific ingredient. Therefore, it is important to always patch test every product according to American Academy of Dermatology’s guidelines.