What is Chromium allergy?
Hypersensitivity to metals like Chromium is very common. Although many people are not aware that they have a metal allergy, it affects about 10 to 15% of the population. It is estimated that 1 to 3% of the population suffers from a Chromium allergy.
That allergy causes numerous symptoms, including various forms of eczema or dermatitis. The most commons are contact dermatitis (contact eczema), i.e. when skin comes in contact with objects or pollutants containing Chromium, the skin breaks up in rashes that can be very painful. There are many everyday objects that contain Chromium, including metal ones such as coins, telephones, keys, jewelry… Leather items such as wristbands and shoes also often contain Chromium. As a result, people with Chromium allergy often suffer from contact eczema and rashes that affect their everyday life.
Finally, it should be emphasized that one usually is not born with Chromium allergy: it is acquired through cumulative exposure to the metal. The more one is exposed to objects or pollutants which contain Chromium, the more chances to develop the allergy. This is why even people who are not allergic should beware of Chromium risks, and protect their skin from this metal!
What products to protect your skin from Chromium?
Skintifique has developed an exceptional skin care line that specifically protects and preserves skin from Chromium and related metals (Nickel, Cobalt…).
Innovative products that provide real benefits to people with Chromium allergy
Below is the case of the contact dermatitis of a 38 years old paver forklift truck operator who suffers from an allergy to the Chromium contained in the cement which he handles as part of his professional activity. He has been using the Protective Cream HPS at work during the day, and the Hydrating Gel Plus HS at night to help his skin to regenerate itself. 2 weeks later, his hands have regained a normal aspect.
How does it work?
Behind our minimalist formulations are genuine scientific breakthroughs. Skintifique’s strength lies in how the active ingredients are assembled together and the chemical environment that they are in. The brand’s scientists and collaborators have new technologies to maximize products’ efficacy and achieve properties that aren’t possible in standard formulations. The Protective Cream HPS and the Moisturizing Lotion HP are both based on an unprecedented, exclusive and patented technology: Capturifique.
Testimonials of persons suffering from Chromium allergy and using Skintifique products
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