About contact dermatitis

On this page, you will learn all about contact dermatitis: what is it? What are the symptoms of contact dermatitis? How can it be treated? How can contact dermatitis be relieved?

What is contact dermatitis?

When allergic people’s skin comes in contact with an object containing the allergen, their skin reacts with eczema or irritations (or dermatitis). Nickel allergy is the most common: it affects 15% of women, and 5% of men. Nickel is very widespread in everyday life objects: it can be found in costume jewellery, coins, keys, even computers, mobile phones, connected bracelets and tablets.

What are the symptoms of contact dermatitis?

Skin allergy to metals such as Nickel, but also Chromium and Cobalt may even cause contact dermatitis when skin comes in contact with leather items such as belts, which often contain metals such as Chromium which is used to manufacture the items.

How can contact dermatitis be treated?

There is no treatment for allergy to Nickel, Chromium and other metals, and people suffering from allergic contact dermatitis have no other option than to avoid coming in contact with many items. This can be complicated as a lot of everyday life objects contain these metals.

How can contact dermatitis be relieved?

Skintifique has developed the first product in the world which protects skin from irritant metals like Nickel or Chromium: the Protective Cream HPS. This cream is based on an exclusive and patented technology which captures the metals at the surface of the skin, thus reducing their penetration in the skin. This avoids all irritation.

In addition to this cream, Skintifique has developed the Moisturising Lotion HP. This hydrating lotion moisturises efficiently the body’s skin while protecting it against irritant metals.

Finally, the Cleanser P cleanses the skin from its impurities, as well as from traces of Nickel or other irritant metals which can be found on the surface of the skin.

All these products have a very pure composition, with very few ingredients, which minimizes the risks of allergic reaction. All the Skintifique products are formulated with 0% paraben, 0% silicone (dimethicone), 0% mineral oil, 0% fragrance, 0% EDTA.

Recommended skin care for DERMATITIS

Eczema and Dermatitis pack

Intense and long-lasting moisturising and soothing. Protects skin from environmental stressors which can trigger dermatitis outbreaks. Proven efficacy. Very safe & pure formulations.

Moisturising Lotion HP

Very pure moisturising lotion which hydrates and protects skin from environmental stressors (pollution, dryness, metals…) that can irritate and help trigger dermatitis outbreaks.

Hydrating Gel Plus HS

This cream provides an intense and long-lasting moisturising, soothes and helps repair skin which is irritated by dermatitis. Very pure & safe formulation.

Paraben free – metal free (no Nickel, Chromium or Cobalt…) – fragrance free – EDTA-free - BPA free (no phthalates, bisphenol, non-toxic plastic) - sulfates free (no SLS & SLES) – gluten free - silicone free (no dimethicone) - alcohol free - mineral oil free (petroleum free) - lanolin free.

 What are the results of Skintifique products on dermatitis?

Below are photos of a woman suffering from eczema on both hands due to a Nickel allergy. After using the Protective Cream HPS to protect her skin against contact with Nickel, the Moisturising Lotion HP to moisturise her skin by day, and the Hydrating Gel Plus HS to repair her skin by night, a very clear improvement can be seen.



Skin Deep was launched in 2004 by The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an American nonprofit environmental research whose goal is to provide information to protect human health and the environment. EWG’s Skin Deep database aims to give information about personal care and cosmetic products that you purchase and bring into your home.

SkinSAFE is a database of skin care products based on ingredients, that can help you avoid a product that contains your allergen. All the products are ranked based on how free they are from the top most common allergy causing ingredients. Thus, with SkinSAFE, everybody can find safe skin care, free from allergens and irritants!

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  1. Hi I am desperately trying to find a consultant in the uk who can diagnose systemic nickel allergy. Can you recommend a Uk nickel allergy specialist please? Thank you so much. Penny

    1. Dear Penny, thank you for reaching out.
      Maybe we can help you find someone through our medical and others allergies advisors. We will put in contact through private e-mail.

      We hope we can help you. Best regards,

      Laura from the Skintifique team.

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