Always look for the Seal of Acceptance
Products that are identified as ‘Accepted’ have undergone a formal scientific review, are formulated with ingredients and/or concentrations that have been found to be generally suitable for use with sensitive skin and have officially earned our Seal of Acceptance. For more information, please see our Seal of Acceptance Disclaimers Statement. Information contained on our website or in our materials should not be taken as medical advice. Speak with your doctor if you have any concerns related to your eczema management.
Seal of Acceptance Disclaimers
Seal of Acceptance products, including personal care products and laundry care products, may contain potential irritants at concentration levels thought to be insignificant for most individuals. Some people with eczema may still find they do not tolerate certain products or certain ingredients. Rarely, some individuals will have an allergy to specific ingredients that are well tolerated by others. ESC recommends individuals seek advice on product selection from their health care provider.
The Eczema Society of Canada’s (ESC) Seal of Acceptance does not constitute medical advice and relies upon available scientific evidence at the time of issuance of the Seal of Acceptance.
Skin Care Products – ESC recommends that individuals patch test any new product on a small area of skin, before applying it to a large area of skin. Should irritation occur, do not use the product and see your health care professional. Note that cleansers should never be left on the skin.
Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs – ESC reminds consumers that all drugs, including OTC drugs, have risks and potential side effects. Consumers are reminded to read and follow the instructions and consult with their health care provider before using any medication and if their skin is worsening.
Laundry Care Products – Laundry products that have earned our Seal of Acceptance are formulated for sensitive skin; however some people may have an allergy or sensitivities to specific ingredients that are well tolerated by others. Individuals are advised to speak with their health care provider about any concerns related to clothing, fabrics, and laundry care. Should irritation occur, do not use the product and seek medical advice.