Tape-Stripping Patch Test
The tape stripping patch test is a variant of the patch test that is used to test substances with poor percutaneous penetration or when you want to imitate a particularly sensitive skin. The penetration of the substances is intensified by the repeated application of an adhesive strip before the application of the products to the skin. The application of the adhesive strips removes approx. 1 cell layer of the stratum corneum (uppermost epidermal layer) per time. The test substances are then applied occlusively to the skin in appropriate concentrations.