5 steps to product testing for sensitive skin

Contact dermatitis from new natural skincare product.

Natural and organic products can also produce adverse skin reactions, particularly for those with sensitive skin or food allergies. Some potential side effects are:

  • contact dermatitis
  • rash
  • sun sensitivity
  • burning
  • adverse cross-reactions to other products

We recommend a 5 step process to product testing to reduce risks of reactions.

  1. Know your ingredients
  2. Know your triggers
  3. Always try a sample if possible
  4. Skin test a small amount in a discreet area
  5. If there is reason for concern, ask your doctor