The VH rating system—properly updated and implemented and with postmarketing surveillance of products that follow the system—has been shown to be a valid method for substantiating hypoallergenic claims made on cosmetics labels.
Dr. Verallo-Rowell is Program Director of the Center for Skin Research, Testing and Product Development, Inc. (the VMV Skin Research Center + Clinics [VSRC]), a dermatologic clinic and testing facility that develops and tests cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, accessories, and devices for third-party companies such as Leo Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Galderma, Candela, and Lumenis. She is head of Research and Development and a cofounder and shareholder of VMV Hypoallergenics.
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Cite this: The Validated Hypoallergenic Cosmetics Rating System: Its 30-year Evolution and Effect on the Prevalence of Cosmetic Reactions - Medscape - Apr 01, 2011.