The ‘PeelScore™’ is a grading system for dermatological devices and products. Peel score can be used for technologies on the drawing board and for those available in the market. This has been modified to rate journal articles too. The five ‘peels’ or grades can be roughly translated as below.

1 peel:

Device/Product: Utter nonsense! Washing your face in normal water may give better results.
Eg: Homeopathy for fairness.

Journal Article: Makes no sense at all

2 peels:

Device/Product: Believe, and you may receive (results)!. No sound theoretical basis, but unlikely to be harmful.
Eg: Mesotherapy.

Journal Article: Methodology is inadequate to prove hypothesis.

3 peels:

Device/Product: Powerful in the right hands. Worth giving it a try.
Eg: Laser Hair Removal

Journal Article: Good study with doubtful practical application.

4 peels:

Device/Product: Good technology. Results not too far from the claims.
Eg: Fractional laser for skin rejuvenation.

Journal Article: Good study with reasonable practical applications.

5 peels:

Device/Product/Journal Article: Game changer.
Eg: Botulinum Toxin

Do you want to use this grading system on your webpage or blog. Just choose the grade/peel below and click submit. Code to display grade that you can cut and paste to your blog will be displayed.

Disclaimer: The rating reflects the thoughts of those using the code from this page. Read the full disclaimer here.

Name / Title of the device / product /article reviewed:

Your Name:
Date of Review:
Grade / Peel:




This is an experimental application for healthcare professionals. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read disclaimer. - Evidence based skincare free

About Me

I have varied research interests ranging from eHealth, Health Information Exchange, Clinical Trials and Research, Contact Dermatitis, Bioinformatics, and Cosmetic Dermatology. I have work experience in Canada as an eHealth analyst, and in Dubai and India as a Specialist Dermatologist.


Bell Raj Eapen
Hamilton, ON