Does your skin reacts and gets eczema like rashes when it comes in contact with everyday items or professional ones? In particular those containing leather, like gloves and shoes? If yes, you might be suffering from Chromium allergy!

Costume jewellery, watches, leather accessories, smartphones… may cause redness, tingling, itching and unexpected irritation to your skin.

Why? Because of a hypersensitivity to metals such as Chromium or related ones such as Nickel and Cobalt. This is something relatively common: about 1-3% of the world’s population is allergic to Chromium, and about 15% to at least one of Nickel, Chromium and Cobalt! It is important to keep in mind that someone with allergy to Chromium will often be also allergic to Nickel and Cobalt; this is called poly-allergies. Many people are not aware that they have these allergies and that they may the cause for frequent eczema, rashes and other skin symptoms!


Which everyday items often trigger contact eczema?

> Jewelry: necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets

> Watches

> Belts

> Clothing buttons

> Zippers

> Eye glasses

> Razor blades

> ...


In this article, we will focus on two types of allergy to Chromium and their symptoms

1.Allergic contact dermatitis

Chromium allergy is a fairly common cause of allergic contact dermatitis.

Dermatitis is a skin disorder characterised by a local inflammatory response, generally associated with allergic responses.

Someone with Chromium allergy will often have a localised skin reaction following exposure to objects containing this allergen.

Common symptoms are: dryer and warmer skin serious rash or bumps on the skin harsh itching severe redness or discolored skin fluid-filled blisters in severe cases leading to crusts and scales

Examples of allergic contact dermatitis to Chromium: Typical examples include local redness and rashes on the hands when wearing leather gloves or shoes. The rash usually lasts for a few weeks and can be painful.

2. Generalised Metal Allergy and Chromium food allergy

This is much less common and it can be due, for instance, to: orthodontic braces tongue piercings foods containing high amounts of Chromium, Nickel.

Indeed, eating food with high concentrations of Chromium or Nickel can also trigger an immune response and a skin irritation.

Common symptoms are: rash all over your body skin irritation

3. What products should you use if you are suffering from contact allergy to Chromium?

If your skin reacts to the above items, and if you have been diagnosed to be allergic to Chromium (or Cobalt, or Nickel), you may use Skintifique's Protective Cream or, for a full routine, the Nickel Allergy Relief Pack

Thanks to the exclusive CapturifiqueTM technology, the Protective Cream and the Moisturizing Lotion can trap Chromium and other metal allergens at the surface of the skin and prevent them from entering into the skin; consequently, they prevent or limit the skin break-out and rashes, even when the skin has been in contact with items that contain the metal allergens.

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CAPTURES Chromium allergens before they penetrate into the skin


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Skintifique's scientists developed Capturifique™, a breakthrough technology that makes our products truly unique for people with Nickel, Chromium and Cobalt allergy!


the skin natural barrier to prevent Nickel, Chromium and Cobalt from entering the skin and triggering allergic reactions and rashes

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skin sensitization to Nickel, Chromium and Cobalt. By preventing these allergens from entering the skin, CAPTURIFIQUE™ acts on the root cause of the rashes and not just simply on the symptoms

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CAPTURE Chromium allergens before they penetrate into the skin

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