allergie au Nickel - Nickel allergy

7 little know facts about Chromium and Nickel allergy

Nickel allergy is very common throughout the world, but is still relatively unknown. You will find below a list of little known facts about this allergy, which will help you to learn more about it.

1. Almost 1 in 10 people has a skin allergy to Nickel and other metals such as Chromium and Cobalt! You, or someone you know, is allergic to one or more of these allergens and irritants!

2. Nickel was recently designated as “Allergen of the Year” by the American Contact Dermatitis Association

3. The New York Times recently wrote an article entitled “Nickel allergies on rise as devices meet skin, following up on reports that iPads and other popular electronic devices can trigger nickel allergies

4. Nickel, Chromium and Cobalt are present in everyday items that we come into contact with, such as jewelry, leather accessories, cell phones, coins, and even door knobs!

5. When you touch such objects, it is quite likely that some metal irritant or allergen will rub off and penetrate your skin. This can even happen when the item is in your pocket, for instance, as sweat may allow metal ions (tiny metal particles) to cross your clothes and get in contact with your skin.

6. Allergies to Nickel, Chromium and similar allergens arise from cumulative contact; so the more you protect your skin from contact with these metals, the less likely you are to become allergic

7. There is no treatment for these allergies. But Skintifique’s Protective Cream HPS and Moisturizing Lotion HP are great remedies and can protect skin while providing excellent skincare for sensitive and allergic skin.

Nickel allergy pack

Nickel Allergy pack  

Protects skin from Nickel for up to 14h. Moisturizes intensely. Cleanses softly. Proven efficacy. Very safe & pure formulations.


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Protective Cream HPS

Protective Cream HPS

Unique protection against Nickel for up to 14h. Let's the skin breathe. Proven efficacy. Safe & pure formulation.


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Moisturizing Lotion HP

Moisturizing Lotion HP  

Protective moisturizer: protects skin from Nickel. Proven efficacy. For body and/or face. Safe & pure formulation.


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Cleanser P

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Gentle cleansing and purifying micellar water, makeup remover. Removes impurities and traces of Nickel.


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5 thoughts to “7 little know facts about Chromium and Nickel allergy”

  1. I have been diagnosed with chrome allergy and bakatracin allergy and would love to know about cosmetics that are chrome free, and also chrome free soaps, cleaners,etc.

    1. Hello, thank you for your message and your interest in Skintifique ! Our products are all chrome free. In addition to that, the Protective Cream HPS and the Moisturizing Lotion HP protect you from chrome, and the Cleanser P removes all traces of chrome from your skin. If however you are looking for other specific chrome-free products, such as soaps, we can suggest you visit the website of Nickelly Challenged ( a blogger suffering from Nickel allergy, and who might have some tips, or The Allergista ( We hope this will help ! And please don’t hesitate to contact us again if you need any additional information. Kind regards, Marie from the Skintifique team

  2. I am allergic to nickel, so I wonder if I may also be sensitive to chromium, which is in vitamins for Women over 50, at a strength of 180% the recommended daily allowance. I have had breakouts for several years, deep sores that take a very long time to heal. I’ve gone to four different dermitoligists and though I’ve tried different medications, nothing has helped. I’ve had this problem for several years, and all of a sudden I began to wonder whether my vitamins, or their contents, might be causing this problem. I’ve been taking the “Women over 50” vitamins for several years, but since I stopped three weeks ago, I’ve not experienced any more breakouts; I’m just treating the still remaining sores. Does the nickel allergy provide a clue to a possible chromium allergy?

    1. Hello Carol,

      Thank you for your message and your interest in Skintifique. I am sorry to hear about your Nickel allergy.

      Nickel allergy is frequently associated with reactivity to other metals, mainly chromium and cobalt, but whether this is a result of cross-reactivity or multiple sensitizations is still under debate.
      My recommendation would be to ask a dermatologist to do a patch testing to be sure that you are allergic to Chromium.

      If you do have a systemic Nickel & Chromium allergy, I can recommend you to try 2 skin care products which were designed to bring comfort and relief to people with sensitive and allergic skin:

      – The Moisturizing Lotion HP: It moisturizes the skin deep down and also provides protection against Nickel and Chromium. The lotion’s smooth texture is quickly absorbed with no stickiness or shine. You can use it on your face and body.

      – The Cleanser P: It effectively removes makeup and impurities. Exceptionally gentle for the most sensitive skin, this micellar water is particularly tough on traces of metals such as Nickel and Chromium. More information:

      If you would like to test one or more of our products, you can benefit from our Welcome Offer which allows you to get 15% off your order (you only need to pay the shipping fees). All the details of this offer can be found here:

      I hope this will help.
      Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you need any additional help or information.

      Kind regards,
      Laura from the Skintifique team

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