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PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Psoriasis Foundation has introduced a Seal of Recognition that will be touted on select products that dermatology experts deem effective in relieving disease symptoms.
"Improving the quality of life for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis is the reason the foundation has launched its seal program," said Eric Kimble, National Psoriasis Foundation board of trustees member and head of the corporate review committee for the seal. "The seal will help consumers identify, from a maze of available products, items that could provide a benefit for psoriatic diseases."
Five products for scalp psoriasis made by Neutrogena and one product by Alva-Amco Pharmacal are the first to feature the seal, the foundation said. To qualify for the recognition, products are reviewed by a panel of dermatology experts who make sure the items meet the following criteria, including:
Products that hydrate the skin, reduce redness, reduce joint pain and/or provide aid for people with psoriatic arthritis;
Non-irritating products; and
Products that can be used along with prescription remedies.
The panel also reviews the products' ingredients and safety, toxicity and formulation data.
To learn more about the program, click here.