HOW TO
AVOID SKIN ALLERGIES

Allergic skin overreacts to a wide range of allergens in our environment and the products that we use.

YOUR QUESTIONS
OUR ANSWERS

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What causes rashes?

Rashes can be caused by any number of different medical conditions, including viral infections, allergies and auto-immune diseases. If you have a new rash, it is important that you see a doctor for an informed diagnosis. In some cases, rashes can be caused by reactions to additives in cosmetics. If your rash coincides with product use, consider switching to a hypoallergenic formula.


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What can I do about skin rashes that itch?

Skin rashes that itch include urticaria (hives), contact dermatitis and eczema. All will benefit from an over-the-counter oral anti-histamine. In addition, spritzing Thermal Spring Water will instantly calm itching. Then, reinforce your skin’s barrier with a hypoallergenic moisturiser. If itchy rashes are recurrent, try visiting an allergist to pinpoint the cause of your problems.

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How can I treat an allergic reaction on my skin?

Skin is the #1 site of allergy manifestations which come in many different forms ranging from hives to milder reactions such as redness, burning, and itching. To treat skin allergic reactions, cleanse with a high-tolerance non-rinse cleanser to remove allergens, then soothe with a thermal water spray and follow up with an ultra-soothing barrier cream formulated for allergic skin types.


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What does an allergic reaction look like on the skin?

This depends on the type of reaction. Hives look like raised red bumps on the skin. Contact dermatitis is a red, scaling rash, sometimes with blisters and oozing. Eczema consists of patches of red, dry skin often with visible scratch marks. More subtle allergic-like reactions may consist of a blotchy red patches on the skin.


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HOW TO 
AVOID SKIN ALLERGIES

If red, itchy rashes are a regular annoyance for you, the key to finding relief is to discover the culprit allergens, and banish them from your daily life. To achieve this, it is often helpful to keep a diary of when and where flare-ups occur. In more severe cases, an allergist consultation may also be in order to pinpoint your triggers.

In this section, you’ll discover a comprehensive list of the “usual suspects” to be ruled out when investigating any new case of allergy. You will also find top tips on how to avoid allergic skin reactions, covering everything from how to choose your cosmetics to how to launder your clothes. In a dedicated article, you will also learn how to remedy bad beauty habits that can trigger skin allergic reactions, plus discover how the wrong “5 a day” could be making your allergies worse (and which choices are safer!). 

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COMMITMENTS

Safety standards beyond international cosmetics regulations.

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ALLERGY TESTED

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One Prerequisite = Zero Allergic reactions
If we detect a single case, we go back to the labs and reformulate
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FORMULA PROTECTION
OVER TIME

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We select the most protective packaging associated with only the necessary preservatives, to guarantee intact tolerance and efficacy over time.
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JUST THE ESSENTIAL,
AT THE RIGHT ACTIVE DOSE

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Developed in collaboration with dermatologist and toxicologist, our products contain only the necessary ingredients, at the right active dose.
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TESTED
ON VERY SENSITIVE
 SKIN

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Our products' tolerance is verified on the most sensitive skin: reactive, allergic, acne-prone, atopic, damaged or weakened by cancer treatments.

DEAR READERS

The information displayed here is intended for general educational purposes only and should not in any case be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any medical question.