Self Patch Test
How to Minimize Skin Reactions if You Have Sensitive Skin or Allergies
At Cleure we strive to formulate our products to not include irritating ingredients and to be hypoallergenic. However, this is a daunting task since there are so many types of sensitive skin, and as much as we wish we could, we cannot adequately accommodate everyone's unique skin care needs.
Cleure is on the list of several verified dermatologists list of being free of common allergens. Even if you were recommended by a dermatologist who use the list of brands to recommend, we have many customers who with their specific type of sensitive skin, can use all of our products, while others can only use a few.
To help you minimize the chance of a negative reaction, we list all ingredients under each product and also have an ingredient glossary with more information on the ingredients we use. That way, if you know what ingredients you are allergic or sensitive to, it's easy to see if a product contains them.
If you are either new to Cleure products, want to try any of our products for the first time, or are unsure whether or not you are sensitive to a specific ingredient, we recommend you follow the instructions below for a self patch test with one product at a time.
If you have an adverse reaction, or any apprehension about an ingredient, it's best check with your physician or health care practitioner, a dermatologist, or an allergist, to verify this information with a professional self patch test. If you do react negatively or have an allergy, we have a 30 day money back guarantee even if the product is opened and used.
**Cleure products are not meant to treat or cure any health related conditions but to help manage and minimize them.
How To Do a Self Patch Test
The following are easy steps on how to do your own patch test:
- Use the inside of your wrist or inside of your elbow, as a starting point. These areas are thinner than the rest of your body skin. The side of the neck is another good option to check for compatibility.
- Apply a small amount of the product to one of these areas.
- Cover the area with a bandage.
- If a reaction, such as slight color change appears but subsides within 10-15 minutes, don't worry about it. Certain ingredients such as AHA's or other ingredients may give a temporary reaction.
If after 24 hours, you don't see any reaction, then you're fine with the product.
You can try a small amount on the inside of your elbow, cover it. In 24 hours rinse it off and apply again. Repeat this process for 7 days. If no reactions are seen, you should be ok with this product. As mentioned before, it's always best to consult a physician about patch testing before using a new product.