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November 2017

Attempting to Define “Hypoallergenic”

Author Affiliations
  • 1North American Contact Dermatitis Group, Bexley, Ohio
JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(11):1093-1094. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3045

The North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) commends Xu et al1 for bringing attention to challenges facing dermatologists and consumers. Their original approach of using sales data provides a snapshot of what consumers are actually using (lotions!), and their assessment of commonly used marketing terms and their connection to cost and product composition are innovative.

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