For dermatologists and allergists, the easiest part about doing skin allergy testing, is the actual testing part.

The process involves pasting chemicals on a patient’s back, then removing them and checking where there are spots or reactions. After seeing the results, dermatologists can tell patients, “You’re allergic to fragrance” or “You’re allergic to salicylic acid.”

But what does a patient do when they’re told, “You’re allergic to cyclopentasiloxane”?

That’s when the hard part of patch testing and managing patients comes in. It can be difficult for patients to avoid the ingredients they are allergic to when they don’t even know what it is.

That’s where SkinSAFE can be a great resource for dermatologists, allergists and skin allergy patients.