Patch Test Like a Pro with VETTED Dermlab

Patch Test Like a Pro with VETTED Dermlab

Ever excitedly purchase a new skincare product, only to have your dreams of glowing skin dashed by a sudden breakout? It happens to the best of us! But what if there was a simple way to predict how your skin will react before you commit to a full-blown application? Enter the magic of patch testing!

Unsure About a New Skincare Product? Test, Test and Test!

At VETTED Dermlab, we're all about empowering you to make informed choices for your skin's health. We understand the frustration of encountering unexpected irritation, which is why we're strong advocates for patch testing – a quick and easy process that can save your skin from unnecessary drama.

What is Patch Testing?

Think of patch testing as a sneak peek for your skin. It's a controlled trial where you apply a small amount of a new product to a specific area and monitor it for a set period. This allows you to identify any potential allergic reactions before using the product all over your face. Here's why patch testing is your new best friend:

Dodge the Discomfort

Imagine slathering on a luxurious new moisturizer only to wake up to itchy, inflamed skin. Patch testing helps you avoid this scenario by revealing any potential allergic reactions beforehand.

Peace of Mind

Patch testing gives you confidence and peace of mind when introducing new products into your routine. No more second-guessing or worrying about unexpected breakouts!

Personalized Skincare

Everyone's skin is unique, and reactions to ingredients can vary. Patch testing empowers you to discover what works best for your individual needs.

How to Patch Test Like a Pro with VETTED Dermlab Skin Care

Now that you're convinced of patch testing's awesomeness, let's dive into the simple process:

  1. Choose Your Product: Whether it's our luxurious VETTED Dermlab moisturizer, a new sunscreen, or a trendy makeup product, patch testing applies to anything new you're introducing to your skin.
  2. Pick Your Patch: While there's no magical spot, the inner arm is a popular choice because it's easily accessible. Cleanse the area with a gentle cleanser and pat it dry to ensure a clean canvas.
  3. Apply & Repeat: Now comes the fun part! Apply a pea-sized amount on your fingertip, apply a small amount of the product to the chosen area. Repeat this application twice daily for a full two weeks. Consistency is key!
  4. Observe & Review: For the next two weeks, become a skin detective! Gently observe the patch area daily for any signs of irritation, redness, bumps, or itching. These could be signs of a potential allergy.
  5. Go Forth & Glow (or Not): If, after the two-week period, the patch area remains calm and happy, congratulations! You can confidently use the product on your entire face. However, if you experience any irritation, it's best to avoid the product and consult a dermatologist if needed.

Bonus Tip: When patch testing multiple products, create a small grid on your inner arm (with enough space between each patch) to differentiate between them. Label each patch with the corresponding product name for easy reference (we find it best to do this with a photo…otherwise your inner arm will look like it’s featuring a bad tattoo)!

VETTED Dermlab: Committed to Your Skin's Wellbeing

At VETTED Dermlab, we formulate our products with the utmost care, using high-quality, carefully vetted ingredients. However, we understand that everyone's skin is unique, and even the gentlest product might trigger an unexpected reaction in some individuals. Patch testing empowers you to take control of your skincare journey and choose products that work best for you.

So, the next time you're excited about a new skincare product, remember the power of patch testing! With this simple step, you can ensure your skin stays healthy, happy, and glowing – just the way you deserve it.

Ready to explore the world of healthy, radiant skin with confidence?

Browse our range of dermatologist-developed, hypoallergenic products at VETTED Dermlab. We offer a variety of cleansers, moisturizers, serums, and more, formulated with the gentlest and most effective ingredients. Find your perfect match and experience the VETTED Dermlab difference!