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Our Product Review Editorial Process

Our Product Review Editorial Process

Who We Are

We are a team of writers and editors with firsthand experience in the consumer health and general health fields. Our team goes above and beyond to find the best products to improve your life the way you want to improve it. Aside from our passion for optimal living, we are consumers too! We know how to spot the products that will make your life easier and how to filter out the dross.

What We Do

Our goal is to condense the myriad of products and information – on the internet and off – into focused reports on the validity and quality of thousands of products. We basically are out to help you make the best purchasing decisions possible. The amount of options out there is staggering so we are careful to include in our reviews only the most important aspects of any given product. We do the research to save you time and money.

Product Selection Process

Through tireless research and firsthand experience, we are able to bring our users a carefully cultivated list of reviews on a wide array of products. Ultimately, we make consumer recommendations based on our research and subject-matter expertise. To cover the cost of operations we receive an affiliate commission on a small amount of the products we cover should you choose to make a purchase using one of our links.

After a review goes live on our site we take extra care to keep it up to date as time passes. New information on a product comes out – new formulations, return policy updates, different pricing, etc. – seemingly every day so we don’t just rest on our laurels once we publish a review. Our team of writers and editors regularly update previously published reviews as new information emerges. In our reviews, we consider both value items – products that give the consumer the most bang for their buck – and high-end products – ones that are worth spending a little more money on. However, we are not beholden to anyone company or product. We judge fairly and make our recommendations based on the merit of the company, the quality of their product and how they treat their customers.

Any product that we review or recommend can at any point in time be subject to recalls. We do not recommend any products that are unsafe or have a dubious history but we cannot control what a company does with their products in the future. Therefore it is important to keep an eye on recall announcements which you can do here https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/. We will also update and amend our reviews should any such product recall announcements be made.

While consulting with your own physician or healthcare provider is always the best way to ensure the safe use of any product we want you to know that any content that we publish containing medical information is reviewed and approved by our in-house team of board-certified physicians.

It can be frustrating to read about a product and decide that you want it only to find out that it is no longer available. That is why we have a dedicated team to make sure that all the items that we report on are in fact available to the consumer.

You Can Trust Us

Our reviews/recommendations are never muddled by the influence of any manufacturer. We do not accept samples or any other forms of compensation aside from affiliate commissions in exchange for favorable reviews. All of our reviews are fair and based on firsthand experience with the product, extensive research and the input of our in-house team of testers and experts. Remember that our goal is to always help you make the smartest purchasing decision.

The Testing Process

First of all, we buy all of the product reviews and never accept any samples from manufacturers. Then we let our team put them to the test. They use them at work, at home, at the gym, and in every other real-life setting because we know that is how the consumer will use them.

Our team consists of over a hundred reviewers who spend weeks and months using a particular set of products. In order to see how different companies making the same kinds of products stack up against one another, we typically send our testers 3-5 products made by different manufacturers. Our reviewers also take pictures of them using the product to give our users a feel for how they work and what they are like to use. All the most important aspects of any given product we review are covered in detail photographically and in our written reviews.

We are aware that different products will require different kinds of categories so we custom tailor these questionnaires based on the nature of the product.

We guarantee unbiased feedback on every product that we cover.

Contact Us

We value your opinions and input as well so if at any time you would like to ask a question or share your experience with a product, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

This page was last updated on Aug 17, 2019.