We all know the importance of patch testing clients prior to application of oxidative tints. Typically tint developer will be a 3% peroxide solution.
While hydrogen peroxide offers a myriad of benefits for the skin, it has harmful effects too. Are you aware of the side effects of hydrogen peroxide on the skin?
- Overuse of hydrogen peroxide damages skin cells which leads to premature ageing.
- Too much application of hydrogen peroxide can lead to dry skin and irritation a precursor for pimples and acne breakouts.
- Increased levels of hydrogen peroxide on the skin can lead to vitiligo- the loss of the dark pigment of skin.
- Some people can suffer from serious allergic skin reactions with symptoms such as burning sensation and inflammation
We are by no means saying we should cease to use oxidizing tints! Applied professionally with minimal skin contact, there is a very little risk. Patch testing should always be carried out in a professional salon environment, regardless.
The Sensitive Tinting system allows you to tint eyebrows and eyelashes in only 3 minutes with colours based on plant extracts. The perfect tinting service for clients with sensitive skin and eyes, they too can now have beautiful, accentuated eyes – day and night. This system still lasts 4-6 weeks and is smudge and waterproof.
Refectocil Sensitive is the first eyelash/brow tint that works based on plant extracts, with yarrow, horse extract, juniper, goldenrod, nettle, blueberry, chaste berry, red wine extract. Traditional tints “penetrate” the hair follicle, whereas this system “enshrouds” the hair.
It’s worth noting that the application steps for this system are also vastly different from that of tradition tinting and the “developer” and colour never actually mix! (Detailed application instructions are detailed here.)
For clients who react to traditional tinting, or prefer a more natural alternative: the completely new 2 step sensitive tinting system by RefectoCil is a real winner!