How to patch test using your Rosalique samples
We often get asked what the purpose of the samples is and how best to use them. In this blog, we answer those questions and give you some quick tips to make the most out of your samples!
What is a patch test and why patch test?
A patch test is a simple way of checking whether your skin will react to a product. This is highly recommended for everyone but especially for those with sensitive skin and rosacea. Although Rosalique was developed with even the most sensitive of skins in mind, we encourage our customers to patch test before starting to use the product.
How do you patch test?
We recommend doing a patch test behind the ear. Start by cleaning the area to ensure no other products are on the skin. Next apply a small amount of Rosalique to the area and leave this to sit for 24 hours. If there's no visible reaction, you don’t feel any discomfort and there are no other signs of irritation, the product is probably safe for you to use.
How much product should be used in a patch test?
We recommend using a small pea sized amount of Rosalique. Our sachets contain quite a bit more than that, so here’s a little tip: decant your sample into a small (and sanitised) pot, so you can get more uses out of it without it oxidising.
How long is a patch test?
Some people react to substances they’re sensitive to almost immediately, but others can take days or even weeks. For most people, patch testing for 24 hours will be enough to tell, but if you know that your skin often responds to products with a delay, feel free to repeat the 24 hour test until you feel confident that the product won’t cause irritation.
Are there any other benefits from trying a sample?
Yes, you can use our samples to do a colour match. They are also good if you want to try the use and feel of the product before buying. Please note that unfortunately, the samples are not a good way to test the long-term efficacy of the product. Although customers have told us their samples last over a week (a little really does go a long way with Rosalique), studies indicate it can take 6-8 weeks to see an actual change in the skin.
If your patch test was successful and you want to start using your samples on your face, here are our super quick tips for starting to use Rosalique:
- Use Rosalique on a well-cleansed and moisturised face. Using moisturiser before Rosalique is recommended, but not essential- if you choose to use it, make sure your moisturiser has been fully absorbed before applying your Rosalique.
- Rosalique can be used as a tinted moisturiser, as a colour-correcting concealer or as a redness-neutralising primer under your favourite foundation.
- Start out by using a small amount of Rosalique - you don't need much! If you desire more coverage, you can apply one or more further (thin) layers.
- We recommend applying Rosalique with your fingers or with a foundation brush, such as our Rosalique Miracle Brush.