To earn the National Psoriasis Foundation Seal of Recognition, a manufacturer provides an over-the-counter product that has been created or is intended to be non-irritating and safe for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and/or individuals living with severe sensitive skin or joint mobility limitations.
How does it work?
Product categories include:
Personal & Cosmetic Care:
These products that have been created or are intended to be non-irritating and safe for people with psoriasis psoriatic arthritis and/or individuals living with severe sensitive skin or joint mobility limitations. These products are understood to be, potentially, in continuous contact with the skin. Several industry standard clinical test protocols exist to demonstrate safety and tolerability.
To earn the Seal of Recognition, manufacturers may submit the following, or substantially equivalent, for consideration:
RIPT/HRPIT (Repeat Insult Patch Test / Human Repeat Insult Patch Test) results from a third party with a meaningful amount of volunteer subjects.
CIT (Cumulative Insult Test), usually used to prove efficacy or range of efficacy versus another in-market product.
Toxicology Report - Certified from a third party
Products that have been created or are intended to be non-irritating and safe for people with psoriasis psoriatic arthritis and , or individuals living with severe sensitive skin or joint mobility limitations. While these products may not be in continuous contact with skin, they may adjust environments like air purifiers, laundry and dishwashing detergent, and other household products designed with severely sensitive skin in mind.
Products that have been created or are intended to be non-irritating and safe for people with psoriasis psoriatic arthritis and , or individuals living with severe sensitive skin or joint mobility limitations. Not limited to bed sheets, swimwear, or other fabric designed to comfort those managing psoriasis. or severely sensitive skin.
Pain & Mobility:
These products are proven to ease discomfort and help make every day activities easier for those experiencing psoriatic arthritis symptoms and join mobility limitations. There are a multitude of products providing solutions for everyday tasks that could improve the lives of those with PsA.
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Manufacturers interested in submitting their product(s) for the NPF Seal of Recognition must go through an application, evaluation, and approval process, which includes submitting independently tested scientific data demonstrating the product does not irritate skin and or joints burdened with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, sensitive skin, or joint mobility limitations.
The manufacturer must submit testing results that:
Provide scientific data showing that its product sufficiently and safely aids in the management of psoriatic disease or sensitive skin, which may include hydrating the skin, reducing redness or itch, managing plaques, managing joint pain, among other symptoms.
Provide test results that the product is non-toxic and does no harm to the those with psoriatic disease and, or individuals living with sensitive to severely sensitive skin.
Submit completed application with test results demonstrating non-irritation, non-sensitization, and product safety/non-toxic.
The product(s) are then independently reviewed by a panel of Board-Certified dermatology and rheumatology doctors. Products that pass this review are eligible to receive the Seal of Recognition.
The National Psoriasis Foundation Seal of Recognition does not guarantee that individuals will not experience adverse reactions after using a labeled product. All individuals with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis should consult with a provider to confirm that using any over-the-counter product will not interfere with other prescribed medications or therapy. Under no circumstances should the National Psoriasis Foundation Seal of Recognition be considered a replacement for advice from their health care professional.
View Our Seal of Recognition Product Directory
See the full list of NPF reviewed over-the-counter products specially designed to be safe for your psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.