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Research Validation

You may have seen the BSF logo on adverts and TV commercials and wondered why...



As one of the UK’s leading supporters of skin disease research the British Skin Foundation is on occasion approached to independently review the extensive research that companies undertake to ensure their products are not detrimental to the users skin health. 

This review is led by a professional panel made up of at least two independent BSF consultant dermatologists of which one will be an expert from within the field of study. The BSF panel review the technical and clinical data supplied by the companies research and development team. As well as electronic presentations subsequent face to face interviews are often necessary to thoroughly cover every aspect of the science behind the product. 

On the basis of the information shared, the BSF panel will then decide whether to recognise that a product fulfils its stated objectives and that every measure is taken to ensure it is not harmful to users or detrimental to skin health.

BSF research recognition is neither an endorsement of efficacy nor an indicator of market leadership.

The BSF and its panel conduct this work voluntarily preferring that the companies concerned recognise its main aims and objectives and choose to charitably support skin disease research. 

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Sixty percent of British people currently suffer from or have suffered with a skin disease at some point during their lifetime. Some skin conditions are manageable, others are severe enough to kill. We are here to help change that.

We raise money to fund research for cures for skin disease and skin cancer, but research doesn't fund itself.

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We have supported more than 300 research projects and awarded £15 million in funding across all skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis and many more.

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