Sensitive skin

We confirm the tolerability of products on sensitive skin. This is done by combining a patch test and a short-term application test with intense exposure to the test product. The prerequisite to these tests is a special approval of the ingredients by our safety assessors. Only products with ingredients appropriate for sensitive skin can receive this seal.

The epicutaneous patch test is performed on 30 test subjects with sensitive skin and the application test is performed on 10 test subjects with sensitive skin over a period of one week with intense exposure to the test product. After the tests and assessments have been completed successfully, the product receives our Dermatest® Sensitive skin seal.

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Benefits of the “Sensitive skin” seal

  • Sensitive skin often requires special care and thus special products
  • Use of the claim “Sensitive skin” / “Tolerated by sensitive skin”
  • Studies conducted under dermatological control
  • Skin compatibility on sensitive skin confirmed by an independent, certified test institute
  • Combination of patch test and short-term application test ensures skin tolerability, especially on sensitive skin, plus special approval of ingredients provides triple assurance of skin compatibility
  • Transparent communication to end consumers through a testing URL on the seal

What documents you need to provide for the exam

  • Quantitative INCI or the composition of the product (formulation)
  • For cosmetic products: the results (TAMC, TYMC) about microbiological quality of the product samples and/or results from the preservation stress test, and if perfumes are contained, we need the corresponding IFRA certificates

Your route to the seal of approval in 4 steps

You decide to use a “Sensitive skin” seal in an epicutaneous test and application study and send us the required sample quantities and information.

We carry out the jointly planned epicutaneous testing and application study, analyzing the skin of the subjects before and after the application period.

If your product passes the test with us successfully, you will receive the study report on skin compatibility from us at the end of the study.

We then send you the Sensitive skin seal and authorization to use the appropriate Dermatest® seal.

Contact us if you have any questions about the Sensitive skin seal

We will get back to you promptly

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You can find details about what personal data we store and who has access to it in our data protection policy.

I consent to my personal data being stored and processed in line with the data protection policy and I consent my personal data being processed by Dermatest GmbH in order to answer my contact or information request.

I can withdraw my consent at any time with immediate effect.*

Companies who trust our seal

PAEDIPROTECT

Paedi Protect AG

JOYDIVISION Soft-Tampons

JOYDIVISION international GmbH

PHINTIN Premium Organic Essential Oils

Hilnes GmbH

GLIM Skin

SkinLove Ruhr GmbH

AO Cleansing Oil

AMIRA International Enterprise Co., Ltd

AMIRA Physical Sunscreen White SPF50+

AMIRA International Enterprise Co., Ltd

FAQ

Exclusion criteria for the use of the Sensitive Seal are ingredient groups with known allergenic, sensitising and/or irritant potential, e. g.: Allergenic Fragrances, Azo Dyes, certain Preservatives (Formaldehyde Releasers, Parabens, Thiazolinones, Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile), Colophonium (Rosin), Lanolin and derivatives, Propolis, Cetyl Alcohol and derivatives, Cetearyl Alcohol and derivatives, Benzophenone-3, para-Phenyldiamine and derivatives as well as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

It takes approximately 4 weeks after sample delivery to test and issue the reports.

No, within 10 years renaming of reports can be done as long as the product composition remains identical.

Our team is at your disposal

Dr. Annika Michaelis

Senior Study Manager Application Testing

Dr. Jens Klokkers

Senior Study Manager Application Testing

Pia Beer

Senior Study Manager Application Testing

Stella Fersch

Study Coordination Application Testing

Dr. Claudia Hömme

Senior Study Manager Application Testing

Dr. Tanja Emmler

Head of Application Testing

Youngjae Park

Study Coordinator APAC

Schnellkontakt

Rufen Sie uns unter 0251 481637-0 an oder senden Sie eine Nachricht. Wir melden uns umgehend bei Ihnen.

1+1?*

You can find details about what personal data we store and who has access to it in our data protection policy.

I consent to my personal data being stored and processed in line with the data protection policy and I consent my personal data being processed by Dermatest GmbH in order to answer my contact or information request.

I can withdraw my consent at any time with immediate effect.*

Quick request

Call us on 0251 481637-0 or send an email. We will get back to you straight away.
1+1?*

You can find details about what personal data we store and who has access to it in our data protection policy.

I consent to my personal data being stored and processed in line with the data protection policy and I consent my personal data being processed by Dermatest GmbH in order to answer my contact or information request.

I can withdraw my consent at any time with immediate effect.*