How our Ocean Soothe Gel and Lotion became recognised with the National Psoriasis Foundation
On the 22nd of January 2020, Abundant Natural Health received the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) Seal of Recognition for our Ocean Soothe Gel and Lotion (Australian and American formulations). This is a BIG DEAL to us at Abundant Natural Health. Not only does this highlight our products as being safe to use for people with psoriatic disease (psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis) but aligns us with an organisation which supports people affected by psoriasis in REAL ways.
What is the NPF?
The NPF reaches 2.5 million people globally and is the largest non-for-profit organisation supporting research into psoriatic disease. Established 54 years ago in Portland, Oregon, this organisation leads the fight for a cure, providing advocacy and patient support, education, and funding for research. The NPF is led by a Medical Board which comprises of experts in the field of psoriatic disease, formed to provide clinical direction, champion education to medical professionals, advise on standards of care, and support the NPF efforts to find safe and effective treatments for psoriatic disease. In recent years the NPF has contributed over USD$20 million to support research into psoriatic disease.
While based in the USA, the NPF also looks to support the international community. On the 29th of October 2020, the NPF connected with over 125 million people impacted by psoriatic disease globally for World Psoriasis Day. World Psoriasis Day is really about connecting people, and increasing awareness, particularly about the mental health effects of living psoriatic disease.
What does the NPF Seal of Recognition mean for us & our products?
The NPF Seal of Recognition highlights over-the-counter products that have been created or expected to be non-irritating to those living with the full spectrum of psoriatic disease, including those with sensitive skin and joint mobility limitations.
As part of this application process, our Ocean Soothe Gel and Lotion were reviewed by a 45-day panel of 5 Dermatologists and Rheumatologists, and 5 people with psoriatic disease. We provided product samples and independently tested scientific data that showed our products:
1. Sufficiently and safely aid to manage psoriasis, including symptoms such as redness, itch, plaques and dryness.
2. Do not irritate or contain chemicals known to irritate psoriasis.
3. Do not harm people with psoriatic disease.
4. Can be used as an adjunct to prescription products used by people for the treatment of psoriatic disease.
As a company we are incredibly proud of this achievement and are now part of a community which supports people affected by psoriatic disease. We hope that by using the seal we can help to expand the reach of this organisation, show our support, and spread the message that it is okay to have psoriasis and that if you or anyone you know is affected, you are not alone.
For more information about the National Psoriasis Foundation Recognized seal, please go to www.psoriasis.org/seal.