National Rosacea Society Seal of Acceptance

NRS Seal of AcceptanceSensitive and easily irritated skin is a common issue for people with rosacea, a chronic disorder affecting more than 16 million Americans and 415 million people worldwide. In NRS surveys, 92% of rosacea sufferers reported burning, stinging or itching skin, and 66% named certain skin care or cosmetic products as triggers for rosacea signs and symptoms.

The NRS has introduced a new Seal of Acceptance program to identify gentle skin care and cosmetic products that have been clinically tested, expertly evaluated and found to be unlikely to irritate sensitive rosacea skin — providing valuable guidance to those searching for skin care and cosmetics that may be suitable for people with rosacea.

Criteria for Acceptance
Products must be free of ingredients that may cause:

  • damaged skin barrier function
  • vasomotor instability (flushing)
  • unwanted neurosensory stimulation (burning, itching)

Read the guidelines for approval for further information about how products are evaluated. Have other questions? Read the FAQ.


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Brand and product manufacturers can find information on how to apply for the seal here.

Disclaimer: The National Rosacea Society (NRS) does not evaluate, endorse or recommend any particular medications, products, equipment or treatments. The inclusion of a product in the Seal of Acceptance program does not represent an endorsement of that product by the NRS. The Seal of Acceptance for a skin care or cosmetic product means it has been evaluated by an independent panel of dermatologists to determine that it does not contain ingredients that are known to be generally unsuitable for use by people with sensitive rosacea skin. Rosacea may vary substantially from one patient to another. The NRS Seal of Acceptance does not guarantee that individuals will not experience adverse reactions after using a product bearing the Seal. The NRS Seal of Acceptance does not guarantee that the product will improve an individual’s rosacea. All individuals with rosacea should consult with a healthcare provider to confirm that using any over-the-counter product bearing the Seal of Acceptance will not interfere with prescribed medications or therapy. The information provided by the National Rosacea Society and its Seal of Acceptance program should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace consultation with a qualified healthcare professional.

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