Benefits to Consumers
The NEA 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 devices. 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.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING 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 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.