Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin condition caused by an allergic reaction to an allergen. The most common type of allergen found in clothing is latex or natural rubber. However, other allergens such as color dyes, formaldehyde resins, chromates, nickel, perfumes, glue, leathers, and pesticides have been known to cause allergic contact dermatitis. The skin may react to these allergens in several ways such as redness, itching, swelling, and in more extreme cases, blisters.
In some clothing brands, these allergens may exist either as a material in the garment or during the manufacturing process. It is critical that someone who has allergic contact dermatitis isolate themselves from such allergens especially when wearing undergarments.
Cottonique’s manufacturing plant facilities are kept free and clean of any of these allergens, making Cottonique products truly HYPOALLERGENIC in every aspect.
We tag our underwear as “THE MOST SKIN FRIENDLY UNDERWEAR.”
For extremely sensitive skin, try our Nothing But Cotton collection.
Possible Allergens in Allergic Contact Dermatitis
|Body Area||Suspected Substance||Possible Allergen|
|Scalp||hair dye||P-phenylenediamine, phenol|
|Face||cosmetics||formaldehyde, diazolidinyl urea, Quaternium-15, benzyl alcohol, Glycerine, phenol|
|Lips||lipstick||Carnauba wax, lanolin|
|Hands||rubber gloves||mercaptobenzothiazole, latex|
|Body||clothing||P-phenylenediamine, phenol, formaldehyde|
|Body||elastic in clothes||latex, spandex|
|Genital Area||contraceptive creams||formaldehyde, nonoxynol|
|Feet||shoes||Colophony, (soles) latex|