Contact Dermatitis

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
Face after shave phenol
Lips lipstick Carnauba wax, lanolin
Hands rubber gloves mercaptobenzothiazole, latex
Body deodorant phenol
Body soap formaldehyde, glycerine
Body wrinkle-resistant clothes formaldehyde
Body clothing P-phenylenediamine, phenol, formaldehyde
Body dyes chromium
Body elastic in clothes latex, spandex
Genital Area contraceptive creams formaldehyde, nonoxynol
Genital Area condoms latex
Feet shoes Colophony, (soles) latex