How to Test for Skin Sensitivity
In a perfect world, no one would have any skin sensitivities or allergies. But we know that’s not the way the world works!
A skin patch test is a simple way to help avoid itching, irritation and other sensitivity reactions to ingredients and products. It is a good idea to do a skin patch test for all products, but it is particularly important to do this test before using products on your face.
For a product you will use on your face, like our face masks, mix a small amount of mask powder with water and apply to mask to an inconspicuous area. Experts recommend using the area behind your ear and/or the inside of your wrist for skin patch testing.
Make sure the area where you applying the product is clean and free from all other products.
If you notice any itching or redness, wash the product off immediately.
If you are not experiencing any signs of irritation you can leave the product on for up to 20 minutes (our recommended time limit for face masks) then wash it off.
If you have not noticed any irritation or redness at the test spot within 24 – 48 hours, it should be safe to proceed with using the product.
Bath Fizz + Soaps
For other products, like the bath fizz or the soaps, you can select a different area of the body to test before using them on more sensitive areas. Suggested areas include behind the knees or on your inner arm at the elbow crease.
Truth Bath Soap
One more note regarding our Truth bar. We keep these bars separate from our scented and colored bars and products, but we cannot guarantee the Truth bars have not been in contact with other products.
As always, if you have any questions about sensitivities or allergies, you should consult your physician or healthcare professional before using the product. If you have a reaction to a product, you should stop using the product immediately and consult a healthcare professional as necessary.
All our product ingredients are listed on the product page on the website. If you know you are allergic to one or more ingredients listed, you should not use the product.