SKIN PATCH TESTING
PATCH TESTING is a method of testing a new skin care product or ingredient to see if it will work for your unique skin.
It is always recommended to do a skin patch test. This will help you avoid possible adverse reactions such as allergies or skin irritants to new products or ingredients.
Wash and dry area making sure it is clean before performing test.
Apply small amount of product you are testing and cover with a bandage. Leave for 24 hours.
If you are sensitive to any of the ingredients, a reaction such as reddening, burning, itching or other irritation, should occur within 24 hours.
If you feel any of these reactions remove the bandage and wash area with soap and water.
If you don’t feel any of these reactions, the product is most likely safe to use. (See note below under allergic contact dermatitis).
PATCH TESTING is a way of identifying a substance that causes contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin). There are two types of contact dermatitis: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis.
IRRITANT CONTACT DERMATITUS: An irritant reaction does not involve the immune system. It is most pronounced immediately after the patch test is removed and fades over the next day. Although, a substance that causes an irritant reaction such as eczema, the reaction will not get worse with repeated exposure to the irritant.
ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITUS: An allergic reaction is due to substance called an allergen and occurs only in those who are allergic to that particular substance. These reactions involve the immune system. NOTE: Since an allergic reaction may take a few days to develop, if you are an allergic type of person, it is important to keep an eye on the patch area for a few days after the patch is removed before using the product. A substance that causes an allergic reaction should be avoided completely. The more times the skin is exposed to the substance, the worse the allergic reaction can become.
All Rainbow Skys products have natural plant essential oils added, not synthetic fragrances. “All Natural” does not mean “Allergy Free”. Natural plant essential oils may still cause skin irritant or reactions in certain individuals.
If you notice any adverse-affects, please discontinue use.