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Conscious Consumption and Product Safety

We constantly receive questions on our product safety and sustainability.  Behind the scenes, iS CLINICAL puts in the hard work, but we do not communicate it enough.  To clarify a few question-marks, we have put it in writing.

iS CLINICAL during Pregnancy

Many women dedicate a significant portion of their lives to pregnancy. Changes in the skin are common during this time. Acne breakouts, melasma, and other changes in the skin are frequently experienced. This brings the skincare regimen into sharp focus and questions arise regarding what skincare products are safe to use.

iS CLINICAL products are non-systemic, meaning they are not absorbed into the bloodstream. This deems iS CLINICAL cosmeceuticals are safe to use during pregnancy with the exception of the Prodigy Peels. The Prodigy Peels are administered only by certified partners as a professional service, and they should not be applied during pregnancy.  What about Retinol?  It is usually advised to discontinue any form of retinol use while pregnant. During pregnancy, excessive amounts of Vitamin A or derivatives taken internally, could be teratogenic.  Some iS CLINICAL products contain Vitamin A or retinyl esters, such as retinyl palmitate. However, with the exception of the Prodigy Peels, iS CLINICAL products containing Vitamin A or its derivatives are not systemically absorbed and are safe during pregnancy.

Although changes to the skin during pregnancy are inevitable, it is reassuring to know that there are safe products to effectively treat these various skin concerns.

Animal Testing and Cruelty-Free

Conscious consumption has become a huge part of the overall wellness trend, people are educating themselves more on the ingredients that they put in or on their bodies. Clean beauty has greatly emerged in response for greater transparency, sustainability, and healthy options.

Our products contain ingredients obtained only from non-animal sources except for honey in WARMING HONEY CLEANSER.  This product contains honey made by bees pollinating natural California blossoms and is cruelty-free. These hives are maintained by compassionate and knowledgeable beekeepers who only harvest the honey overflow not consumed by the bees. This allows the hives to remain healthy and thrive.

None of our products are tested on animals and we are a cruelty-free company.  Maintaining the highest ethical standards remains a top priority for us.

iS CLINICAL and Children

We use ingredients of only the highest quality in our products and are fully committed to the health and safety of our consumers.  For this reason, there are products that may assist with juvenile skin concerns.  We recommend regenerative or protective iS CLINICAL products for children:

  • EXTREME PROTECT® SPF 30
  • ECLIPSE SPF 50+
  • ECLIPSE SPF 50+ PERFECTINT® BEIGE
  • HYDRA-COOL SERUM®
  • REPARATIVE MOISTURE EMULSION
  • SHEALD RECOVERY BALM etc.

For all children less than 6 months of age, physician recommendations should be followed. Some product regimes are not appropriate for children.

We are dedicated to responsibility with all that we do, as we continue our mission of improving skin health, one face at a time.

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