About NEA Seal of Acceptance™
As a service to individuals and the corporate community, to encourage and recognize product innovations that provide benefits, and improve the quality of life for people with eczema and sensitive skin, the National Eczema Association has established the Seal of Acceptance™ program. We accept applications from products in the following categories:
- Clothing and Fabrics
- Disposable Wipes
- Hair Care products
- Household Products
- OTC drugs
The Seal of Acceptance™ helps individuals recognize products that are suitable for care of eczema or sensitive skin. Many consumers 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 Sunscreens.
Consumers often rely on information displayed on packaging to guide their purchase choice. The presence of the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ logo will empower consumers to make informed purchase decisions to help manage eczema and sensitive skin.
How to choose a product
Finding a product that works for you or someone you care for can be a challenge. What works for one person may not work for another. As the condition of your skin changes so can the effectiveness of a product. A manufacturer may also change the formulation of a product from one year to the next. Take the following steps when introducing a new product to your skin.
- If you know you are allergic to a particular ingredient check the label before you buy.
- Review the list of products that have received the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance™.
- The first time you apply a new product use a small amount (about the size of a pea) to the pulse of your wrist or the crook of your elbow. Do not wash the area for 24-48 hours and watch for any allergic reaction such as redness, a rash, any form of breakouts on the skin, itchiness, pain, flaking etc.
Seal of Acceptance™ Product Directory
The product directory contains a listing of products which have received the Seal of Acceptance™. Products eligible for the Seal have been created or intended for use by persons with eczema or severe sensitive skin conditions and that have satisfied the Seal criteria.
The Seal criteria includes a list of ingredients and contents that should be avoided because they contain known irritants. Depending on the product, the Seal Review Panel considers testing data on sensitivity, safety, and toxicity, as well as the ingredients, content, and formulation data.
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.
The National Eczema Association 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.
We update our product directory of eczema products as new items are released – check back regularly for information on new products for eczema symptoms.
The National Eczema Association requests your feedback on any product used to treat eczema or sensitive skin. Please use our let us know.