Some may wonder why Physician dispensed skin care costs more than mass retail skin care, considering that many of those cosmetic skin care brands make incredible claims. Products regulated as cosmetic (and not drugs) make claims that haven’t been scientifically supported or approved by the FDA, so it is often up to the consumers to protect themselves. Faced with the possibility that some cosmetic skin products might be making claims that haven’t been evaluated by the FDA, how can a consumer choose the right cream or lotion? Consider a quote from the FDA; “If a product seems too good to be true, it probably is.”

Are some cosmetics promising too much? FDA website