Clinically proven vs. Dermatologically tested

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Cosmetic labels often tote the phrases “clinically proven,” “dermatologically tested,” “scientifically proven,” and similar notions. They are usually stand-alone without further explanation and, more often than not, cause more confusion than clarification.

Dermatologically Tested Skincare

Although there is no universally accepted standard for what dermatological testing can or should entail, most organizations and brands tend to agree on a few core concepts. 

Dermatologically testing a product will usually involve testing the product for its potential to cause skin irritation or incite allergic reactions in a significant number of people. Such testing doesn’t necessarily require the presence of a dermatologist. The bare minimum you can assume is that the product has been tested on humans, the formula is generally safe, and most people don’t experience adverse reactions.

The most common test used to substantiate the claim “dermatologically tested” is the HRIPT test which involves repeated application of a product on the skin followed by a period of gap called a “rest period.”

The rest period is followed by a another phase, which involves the application of the new product. Then, lastly, a skin evaluation is completed to determine the product’s potential for harm and the damage or allergies it can cause.

Clinically Proven Skincare

The term “Clinically Shown” generally describes a product for which there is no scientific proof it is effective during scientific clinical trials. On the other hand, “Clinically proven” generally means that results were proven during well-controlled clinical trials to be both safe and effective. However, this is still not enough information for you to be able to make up your mind on whether or not you should use the product. First, there are certain facts you should check to make sure the validity of the claim is truly clinically proven.

The first thing to consider while judging the validity of a clinical study is to see where the study was conducted. Some brands perform the test in-house, which is a far from an objective way to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a product.

The second consideration to judge validity is to see how many subjects were enrolled in the study. Some studies are performed on a small number of subjects, with a dozen or less participants.

Another ‘bonus’ way to judge the validity of a claim is to see if the results were published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. If the results were published in a peer-reviewed journal, then the article has likely been the subject of rigorous third-party review (which is in no way connected to the company) and provides assurances that the article and study adhere to high scientific standards.

About author

Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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Following the principles of Clean Beauty, we have joined the dedicated stream of safe, non-toxic beauty enthusiasts.

Our products contain carefully selected hypoallergenic ingredients suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

We’re committed to formulating with natural, organically-derived, and skin-friendly synthetics while excluding popular “good feeling” and potentially harmful compounds to provide the best skincare solutions.

“It is easy to get hooked on conventional products, with inviting perfumes and the instantly pleasant skin feeling. The sooner you understand that those sensations are short-lived the better! Choose Clean Beauty and allow the science backed ingredients time to work wonders on your skin.”

Cinically proven

Our products’ superiority has been proven in a controlled study on 50 volunteers where it was shown that four-week product use leads to a significant increase in skin moisture levels (39%), increased skin elasticity (50%), and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles (23%).

Other beneficial effects include decrease in skin sensitivity, increase in skin cleanliness, evenness of the skin tone, decrease in acne formation.

This study serves as proof of the skin’s gradual return of its protective layer, integrity, and balance. All study results have been published in a peer reviewed journal as well as the full study report.

“Putting all science aside, we are most proud of our users’ testimonials. All tested volunteers claimed visible and tangible improvement in skin feel and appearance.”


The greatest breakthrough discovery we stumbled upon is that skincare and cosmetics should not be sensational.

Personal care should be comprehensive, accessible, and efficient, just as all solutions that come from nature are.

We are often faced with labels such as anti aging skin care, organic skin care, natural skincare products, which lack the necessary explanation… What do these phrases actually mean?

“Grown tired of all the misleading, incomprehensive, irrelevant information used in the beauty industry we decided to stick to a no-nonsense approach. It is what it is, and skin care is not magic! It requires commitment, patience and understanding your skins’ needs.”


We are dedicated to neutralizing our negative impact on the environment as much as possible and have joined the stream of sustainable skincare brands. We’re taking you on for the ride (we’ve even packed the goodies)!

To help minimize our carbon footprint, for every product order a tree will be planted thanks to our amazing planters at One Tree Planted. It’s estimated that a mature tree nullifies around 20lbs of CO2 a year.

We’re doing our best to reuse, reduce and recycle. Wishing to inspire a circular economy we have partnered up, to create a customized recycling program. Collect three empty plastic packages to receive your Anbiome Recycling Envelope and follow the instructions on how to take part in our recycling mission. 

Your good deed shall be rewarded. For every three products recycled you receive one product gift!


Today’s trends in skincare require the use of synthetic active ingredients which interact with the skin. Our approach is to distinguish natural alternatives, which mimic the skins native repair mechanism and are more efficient and ecologically sound.

Translating solutions from nature into industrial settings is hardly an easy task, but it’s one we enjoy undertaking.

We have screened 500+ different wild probiotic strains from the nature, to find the most powerful ones.

Special fermentation process was developed to harvest powerful molecules (HA, LTA, SMase, LA and 40 peptides).

Result is the composition of native signal components and molecules that keep the skin balanced, healthy and protected.