Board-certified allergist Dr. Michael Pistiner shares what he wishes more of his patients knew about the association of eczema and allergies.
Published On: Mar 7, 2019
Last Updated On: Jul 13, 2021
Have you ever needed a new product for your eczema but simply didn’t know where to begin?
We know the feeling.
As a service to our community, and to encourage/recognize product innovations that provide benefits and improve the quality of life for people with eczema and sensitive skin, in 2008, the National Eczema Association established the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ program.
The NEA Seal of Acceptance™ helps individuals recognize products that are suitable for care of eczema or sensitive-skin by including a seal on its packaging that’s easily recognizable.
Many people already have some awareness of the importance of avoiding certain ingredients, contents and formulations when they are purchasing personal care products, household products, fabrics and devices.
Products eligible for the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ are those that have been created or intended for use by people with eczema or severe sensitive skin conditions and that have satisfied the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ criteria.
The NEA Seal of Acceptance™ criteria includes a list of ingredients and contents that should be avoided because they contain known irritants. Depending on the product, the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ Review Panel considers testing data on sensitivity, safety and toxicity as well as the ingredients, content and formulation data.
With more than 200 products now bearing the Seal of Acceptance™, the directory offers many options from moisturizers and sunscreens to shampoos and laundry detergents. New products are being added regularly.
The redesign of the product directory creates a mobile friendly, searchable database. You can limit your search to a particular category such as lotion, or a particular brand, or even by excluding ingredients that you are sensitive to.
Check it out at EczemaProducts.org!
Acceptance of a specific product does not represent an endorsement of that product. Acceptance of a product means that the product has been evaluated to determine that it does not contain ingredients or contents that are known to be unsuitable for use by persons with eczema or sensitive skin conditions. NEA makes no representation or warranty regarding any of the accepted products; including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.