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Testing Cosmetics for Sensitivities with Sensitiv Audit

Testing Cosmetics for Sensitivities with Sensitiv Audit

One of Sensitiv Audit's impressive features is that you can test your cosmetics for sensitivities and allergies.

Do you know that the cosmetic industry is probably the most unregulated in the world? In most countries, anyone can manufacture and import cosmetics. There is no regulation of the ingredients used to make cosmetics which means anything can be used to make them.  In the EU, the only requirement is for the importer to enter into a database any adverse reactions notified to them. If there are enough notifications, the product is banned. 

 Cosmetic companies are also not legally obliged to disclose some of the ingredients used, which are considered trade secrets. Unsurprisingly, a lot of cosmetics are potentially hazardous to the skin. 

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it absorbs anything applied to it. Did you know that the skin can absorb up to 2 litres of water when you have a shower? 

Creams, lotions, and other cosmetics are absorbed into the skin and the lymphatic system and then to the rest of the body. Many skin care products will cause adverse effects not just on the skin but also on the entire body. And the impact of such harmful products may not be noticed immediately. Several studies have linked cosmetic products to chronic diseases, including autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and even cancer.

Cosmetics made from natural products are preferable to high street ones. However, these products can still cause adverse skin reactions and long-term complications because they can still contain harmful and toxic chemicals. Furthermore, just because a chemical is naturally sourced doesn't mean it is suitable for all skins.

Sensitiv Audit can test all kinds of cosmetic products for skin sensitivity and allergies, including creams, lotions, lipsticks, sunscreen lotions, nail polish, and just about any cosmetics. You can also compare brands of products to determine the most suitable for your skin. And the process of testing is quickly done in less than 5 minutes. 

You no longer have to spend a lot of money on products you desire that may not be good for your body. You can take a sample of the product, test it against your skin and even compare it against other products before deciding.