INDEPENDENT LAB STUDIES
& ANIMAL TESTING FOR SKINCARE PRODUCTS
The question on every consumer’s mind: are independent lab studies or animal
testing on skincare and acne cure products really good quality assurance,
especially products with therapeutic claims for acne treatment?
Independent Lab Studies
Basically, anyone manufacturing or selling drugs or skincare products
can have the test results in their favour as long as they are willing to
We do not believe in having our
products tested in other's laboratories and neither should you.
Dr. Pierre's In-house
Are feedback by paid testers more
reliable than life testimonials from paying end-users?
The >95% of actual customer
satisfaction rate (majority of whom are users of our Acne treatment and
Acne Cure products) is a clear indication that we don't need such lab
For your information, when they do
the toxication test (e.g. what happens when the product comes into contact with
the eyes), most, if not all, of these tests are done on lab rats / rabbits and
other animals - an act we strongly condemn.
Single Blind Testing /
Double Blind Testing
Single blind testing is a testing
procedure whereby the subject(s) which the product(s) is/are tested on are not
told what brand / whose products they are testing, but the tester (the
persons(s) in charge of administering the tests) do know.
Double blind means that the
testers themselves do not know what brand / whose product(s) is/are tested. The
persons(s) in charge of administering the tests also do not know.
The purpose of such "blind" tests
is so that all prejudice against a brand / type or kind of product(s) is
supposed to be eliminated. However, there is no way prejudice can be eliminated
through such a test.
A lab conducting a single blind /
double blind test would first need to recruit fee-paying "volunteers" who are
paid a sum of money to test the acne treatment or acne cure products, or any
others. The only thing they would not know is what brand / whose products.
Knowing that they are being paid to offer their comment afterwards, the
prejudice and the bias opinion cannot be eliminated.
By human nature, if someone was
paid to do something, he/she may try to balance out by highlighting some
positive points even if he/she hated the products.
There could also be "volunteers"
who would just bring the tester acne cure products home but never try them,
fearing a negative effect that may permanently damage their skin, needing
further acne treatment and acne cures. But they would still provide a positive
feedback so that they will be offered the same job again in future.
Placebo drugs (drugs or medicine
that serves no purpose at all) have been given to patients without their
knowledge yet, when asked, as high as 30% to 50% would say they felt better and
that their conditions have improved markedly.
What more if they are paid to give
From the above points highlighted,
which is more reliable and believable? Claims based purely on short-term (a few
weeks to a few months) test results from paid "volunteers" OR positive feedback
from real-life consumers since the last 3 decades?
Our Products have not and will not
be tested on animals. Our immediate raw material suppliers have also declared
that they do not as well. We believe there is NO need for that. Afterall, the
animals aren't the ones using our acne cure and acne treatment products, are