Frequently Asked Questions

Updated August 14, 2020

Dermspotlight Fact-Checking Standards

The content on Dermspotlight website is medically reviewed or fact checked to ensure factually accurate information.

With strict editorial sourcing guidelines, we only link to academic research institutions, reputable media sites and, when research is available, medically peer-reviewed studies. Note that the numbers in parentheses (1, 2, etc.) are clickable links to these studies. does not assume liability for any actions undertaken after visiting these pages, and does not assume liability if one misuses products. and its Editors do not ensure that unforeseen side effects will not occur even at the proper dosages, and thereby does not assume liability for any side effects from products, creams, or practices hosted under the domain of

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MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: The content on this website is strictly the opinion of the writers of Dermspotlight and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to act as medical advice or to substitute medical advice or adequate treatment from a qualified medical professional. All viewers of this content are advised to consult a qualified medical professional (such as a dermatologist) regarding specific skin care and health questions. Dermspotlight does not take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content.

We are dedicated to providing the most scientifically valid, unbiased, and comprehensive information on any given topic. All of our content is reviewed by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and leading physicians in the beauty and aesthetics space.

Our goal is to not have a single piece of inaccurate information on this website. If you feel that any of our content is inaccurate, out-of-date, or otherwise questionable, please leave a comment or contact us.

Q. I did not find a product that I want to view, also can I review a new product that is not yet featured on
A. Our team is ever working to keep the site updated with both existing and newly released products, so come back after a few days and you are likely to find it listed.

Q. What criteria do you use to rate or review products?
A. DermSpotlight has a special guideline that our editorial team uses to fact check and rate each product.

Q. What do you check when deciding which product to review?
A. We spend most of our time reviewing different products from different sources. In particular, we give priority to the products we have used ourselves or those pitched by our contacts, family members, and friends. Besides, companies reach us with sample products and in other cases, we review the products we come across in the media.

Q. Can I ask a question related to my beauty needs or inquire more about a product?
A. Sure – you can send your question to our team and well will be glad to answer or give our advice. We are here to serve our readers, and for this reason, we like to focus our content on what our readers ask the most. For instance, if we get questions about retinol serums or our readers want to know how they can manage issues related to certain skin types, we ensure such topics are covered more based on available research reports and studies.

Q. Do you welcome product review submissions from cosmetic companies?
A. A company or its representative can request to submit a product review on our site. However, we may not have your review listed immediately and you may want to give our editors some time to check and approve your requests.