Metals are found everywhere and some are well-recognised as common causes of Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD).

In this context, Nickel, Chromium and Cobalt as ions and their compounds, are well recognised skin sensitisers.

AnchorCert Analytical laboratory developed the DermaKind™ testing methodology to identify the metal sensitisers and their occurrences within the test item. It provides an accurate measurement of their sensitisation potential and an assessment system that guarantees that jewellery, or any metallic product placed on the market, is kinder to human skin and less likely to cause an allergic reaction.

DermaKind™ has been fully validated for testing of the following metal components of the following items:

  • Women’s Jewellery
  • Children’s Jewellery
  • Men’s Jewellery
  • Body Piercings