Skin Patch Test - Testing Your Skin's Sensitivity To Cosmetic Ingredients

The Skin Patch Test is a simple method that can be used to test whether or not you may have a sensitivity reaction to a substance.

We suggest that new customers, especially those who have known sensitivities, allergies or immune system health problems, to use this technique when first using Wildcrafted's Natural Skin Care Products or any other company's products.

Method

  1. Place a few drops of the product onto a band-aid and then affix the band-aid to the skin of the inner forearm.
  2. Leave the band-aid in place for 24 hours, then remove and check for any reactions. Avoid getting the band-aid wet during this period.
  3. If redness, itching, blistering or soreness has developed on the skin in the area covered by the band-aid patch, it is possible that you are sensitive to or have an allergy to the product or to some ingredient in the product.
  4. Wash the affected area in cold running water for 3 minutes, do not scrub the area.
  5. DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT!!
  6. If there is no reaction, the product is suitable for you to use.
  7. If redness, itching, blistering, soreness or some other symptoms persist or worsen after washing the affected area/s seek medical advice immediately.

If you have purchased more than one product and wish to test whether they are suitable for you using the Skin Patch Test, you can test them all at the same time by following the instructions below.

  1. Assign a number to each product and write this down on a sheet of paper, e.g. 1 - Milk of Roses Toner, 2 - Rose Day Crème, 3 - Hydrating Cleanser.
  2. Take 3 band-aids and write numbers 1, 2 & 3 on each one;
  3. On band-aid #1 place 3 drops of Milk of Roses Toner;
  4. On band-aid # 2 place 3 drops of Rose Day Crème;
  5. On band-aid #3 place 3 drops of Hydrating Cleanser;
  6. Affix the band-aids to the skin of the inner fore-arm and leave for 24 hours. Avoid getting the band-aids wet during this period.
  7.  If redness, itching, blistering or soreness has developed on the skin in the area covered by the band-aid patch, it is possible that you are sensitive to or have an allergy to the product or to some ingredient in the product.
  8. Wash the affected area in cold running water for 3 minutes; Do NOT scrub the area.
  9. DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT!!
  10. If there is no reaction, the product is suitable for you to use.
  11. If redness, itching, blistering, soreness or some other symptoms persist or worsen after washing the affected area/s seek medical advice immediately.

So when you purchase your next cosmetic, skin, body or hair care products, make sure you get a 100% money back guarantee, test the products on your forearm using The Skin Patch Test, and if you have/develop an allergic reaction you can return the products and get your money back.

Remember, it is better to be safe, than sorry.

Author's Bio: 

Danny Siegenthaler is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and together with his wife Susan, a medical herbalist and Aromatherapist, they have created Natural Skin Care Products by Wildcrafted Herbal Products to share their 40 years of combined expertise with you.