All of Gerda Spillmann’s skin care and cosmetic products are made with 100% Pharmaceutical Grade Ingredients. Why the fuss over such a title on ingredients?

Pharmaceutical Grade – subject to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Regulation and must meet their requirement that products are 99.9% pure ingredients. This high quality level of ingredients must contain 0.1%, or less, of bacteria. Only 5% of the entire skin care industry can meet such high standards to be considered Pharmaceutical Grade.

Cosmetic Grade not subject to any regulations, safety testing or required review of ingredients. The FDA allows cosmetic grade products to contain up to 30% bacteria. This means that ingredients may only be 70% pure. The other 95% of skin care products marketed are cosmetic grade, a significant shift down in quality from pharmaceutical grade.  You know that rule about throwing out your drug store makeup every 3-6 months?  That's because of the potential bacteria present in those products.

What about products in the department store that list pharmaceutical you say?  Those are misleading because they may have 1 or 2 individual ingredients of a pharmaceutical grade but not all of them.  GS uses 100% pharmaceutical grade and animal cruelty free certified for every ingredient.

There is a significant difference in the quality of these two types of ingredients, and if you are like us, you want to apply only the best to your skin and face. Gerda Spillmann products may not be found in the department stores or local chain stores but that’s because we spend valuable dollars in ingredients and products that will work, instead of in advertising. Dollar for dollar, you will find superior results with the Swiss formulated and manufactured Gerda Spillmann products.