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Patch Tests

Why do we do patch tests?

We carry out patch tests to make sure you are not sensitive to any of the ingredients in our products.

What is a patch test?

A Patch test is a skin sensitivity test that is carried out for most treatments, especially those that involve chemicals and products that may cause irritation to the skin. A patch test is carried out by applying a small amount of product to the skin which allows the client and the therapist to check the area for any signs of a reaction.

Who needs to have a patch test?

For treatments when this is required, all new clients must have a patch test 48 hours prior to the treatment. Patch tests are then updated every 6 months, to ensure there is no change in circumstances that can cause any reaction to the skin.

Why do I need to wait 48 hours before my treatment?

This is the time given by the manufacturers to patch test the product.

What does sensitivity to the product look like?

It would show as a red, itchy, sore area. This reaction would mean that the client is unsuitable for the treatment.

What if I only have a little sensitivity from the patch test, can I still go ahead with the treatment?

Unfortunately not, the patch test is a much smaller quantity then the treatment so it’s very likely that a reaction would occur if your skin shows any signs of sensitivity.

Which treatments require a patch test?

  1. Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting
  2. Dream Lash Lifts/Curls
  3. Brow Lamination
  4. Semi Permanent Lashes and Russian Lashes
  5. Microblading

The following treatments may also require a patch test if you are having the treatment for the first time and have sensitive skin, your therapist will discuss this with you if needed

  • Facial threading
  • Waxing treatments

How is a patch test carried out?

1. Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting

A small amount of tint mixture is applied to the inside elbow crease, covered with cotton pad and taped. This must be left on for 24 hours.

2. Dream Lash Lift/Curl

A small amount of each solution is applied on the inside of the wrist, left on for 2 minutes and wiped off.

3. Brow Lamination

A small amount of each solution is applied on the inside of the wrist, left on for 2 minutes and wiped off.

4. Semi-Permanent Lashes and Russian Lashes

A touch of glue or a single lash is applied to the outer corner lash of the eye.

5. Microblading

A scratch test will be carried out behind the ear.

6. Facial Threading

A few hairs are threaded from the small section of the area that needs to be treated.

7. Waxing

A few hairs are removed from the small section of the area that needs to be treated.

How to book a patch test?

Patch tests can be booked online, via the app or by walking into one of our locations that offer the treatment. Click here

For waxing and threading, patch tests will be discussed with you during your appointment if needed.

I have more questions who can I ask

  • You can email us at feedback@blinkbrowbar.com
  • You can pop into store and speak to one of our therapists
  • You can call the stores you want to visit