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WHAT DOES 'PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE' MEAN?

Cosmetic quality is what department, drug and grocery stores typically sell. These include the big and expensive brands and the cheaper ones. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows cosmetic grade products to contain up to 30% bacteria. This means that ingredients may only be 70% pure. It is a large breeding ground for bacteria. This is why makeup packaging tells us to throw away any unused product every 90-180 days. And 95% of the skincare industry is cosmetic quality and unregulated by the FDA. Cosmetic companies are not required to register their products with the FDA, while cosmetic products are subjective and do not reflect or require scientific testing.

Pharmaceutical grade ingredients used in skin care products are FDA regulated. The FDA requires that pharmaceutical grade ingredients be 99.9% pure. Products must contain 0.1%, or less, of bacteria. Only 5% of the skin care industry is under the regulation established by the FDA and considered pharmaceutical grade skin care products. All ingredients, in all Gerda Spillmann products are 100% Pharmaceutical grade.

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