How to conduct a skin patch test and guidelines for using active skincare for the first time
There’s always a certain amount of excitement at using new skincare products for the first time.
The labelling usually promises that the skin will become more hydrated, the visible signs of ageing will be defied, and the complexion will become so bright it glows.
And that’s the Biologi promise, too.
While we know you’re going to love the transformative results from Biologi and you should be excited to get started, our full range of clean cosmeceuticals harnesses the power of plant actives. While this means skincare results are faster, more noticeable and longer-lasting, it also means the skin is transformed on a cellular level. And for some skin types, this level of activity can take a bit more getting used to.
Because our serums are 100% active, if you have ever experienced reactive skin or if you’d like the extra confidence of seeing how the skin responds to active ingredients, why not conduct a skin patch test before using our range of clean cosmeceuticals for the first time?
And yes, we know you can’t wait to experience powerfully pure skincare for yourself, so let’s get started!
How to conduct a skin patch test
Apply a small amount of the product to clean dry skin.
We recommend applying to an area of skin that doesn’t easily get washed or rubbed off such as the inner arm or behind the ear.
The general wait time is approximately 24-48 hours, however, in some cases, a longer reaction time can occur.
Who needs a skin patch test?
We recommend ALL consumers conduct a skin patch test before using any new product. As Biologi is fully active, we recommend the following groups specifically conduct a patch test before use.
Children over two years old
As a baby’s skin is delicate, thinner, and more fragile than adult skin, avoid the use of Biologi on babies under two. While many of our customers have seen incredible results using our Bf Restore Face & Body serum on babies under two, we recommend performing a patch test on all babies and children before using Biologi. Always seek medical advice if you’re ever unsure.
Reactive skin types
Biologi has seen hundreds of successful skin results from customers with sensitive skin, however, if you have reactive skin that turns red or stings on product application, we recommend performing a simple patch test first.
Open wounds or broken skin
While our serums have proven to heal damaged cells, Biologi does not recommend using any active product on open wounds or broken skin. If you are unsure about starting any new skincare product, please refer to your medical practitioner.
If you’ve been unwell or you’re taking medication
When the body is unwell or after taking some medications, the skin can become reactive. If you’re using Biologi for the first time during or after a bout of illness, consider conducting a skin patch test before applying active ingredients.
Biologi products that are reaching shelf life
As all our products are fully active and stable, the shelf life may be shorter than traditional products free from plant activity. If your product has been sitting in a cupboard for a while, always conduct a patch test before use.
We don’t recommend using past the following before dates:
- Biologi serums – 36 months unopened
- Bc Refresh Cleanser and Br Organic Rosehip Oil – 24 months
- Bx Reveal Exfoliant – 30 months
All Biologi products should be used within six months of opening.
Introduce serums gradually
The Biologi range of clean cosmeceuticals is a world first and it’s unlikely your skin will have been exposed to this level of activity before. When using products for the first time, introduce Biologi gradually to monitor how the skin responds to the pure plant actives. Use Biologi once a week for the first week and then morning and night from week two while the skin adjusts.
If you’re ever in doubt, a great way to experience Biologi is with a purchase of a mini 5 ml serum available in all products in the range.
If you’re unsure about patch testing or introducing new products, always refer to your medical practitioner before use.