The Skin Health Program (SHP) recognizes skin care products that are fragrance-free or unscented, have low potential for irritation and do not contain the most common allergens. The approved products are licensed to display our logo and statement for which a licensing fee is paid. The funds generated support research and public and professional dermatological education.
In 2013, in keeping with our mission to provide Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) members and the public with excellence in education, dermatologic knowledge and patient advocacy, while also providing a service to both consumers and the corporate community, the CDA developed the Skin Health Program (SHP).
The Skin Health Program’s framework is based, in large part, on the CDA’s longstanding and successful Sun Protection Program (SPP). However, the scope of the Skin Health Program is much broader. The SHP was created to effectively fill a need expressed to us by consumers and industry for the development of an effective evidence-based program that reflects the most recent available dermatological science. The SHP will help people navigate the variety of products on the market designed to enhance and maintain skin health.
The Skin Health Program, led by its Expert Advisory Board, is a CDA initiative that is designed to help guide consumers in selecting healthy skin care products for themselves and their families. Backed by objective medical specialists, the Skin Health Program also provides expert advice for the maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails. The program’s seal of recognition specifically identifies products that are fragrance-free or unscented, have a low potential for irritation and do not contain the most common contact allergens.
For more information please contact Tracey Bellingham, Manager, Programs, 613.738-1748 ext. 231; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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