Ultra Gentle Cosmetics: take care of your delicate skin.
Our planet is evolving in an increasingly complex way, because of more and more different necessities. However, our organism, simple and perfect, is not designed to change as fast as what we create and transform.
This is our feeling, and is getting stronger day after day. Recently, always more people are contacting us, because they have become intolerant to the use of common products for the care and cleanse of the person.
When we were creating our ULTRA GENTLE cosmetic line, we have specifically thought to those people who suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), a syndrome that makes individuals reactive to chemical substances. Moreover, we have also thought to those seeking a safe and delicate product. We have dedicated ourselves to the research of ingredients that could ensure high performance combined with a high dermo-compatibility.
In this perspective, we started with a “semplification” process: we have excluded most of the common elements that are part of cosmetics such as fragrances – even those declared allergens free – or molecules that may cause allergies for example colorants and thickeners – or preservatives including parabens, formaldehyde ceasing or isothiazolinone (Katon). We did not use vegetable extracts to avoid eventual reactions caused by the sensitivity that each of us can have to a particular plant.
Moreover, we have omit surfactants like SLS or similar like Sodium Coco Sulphate or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate. These are common and cheap molecules from vegetable origin, extensively used also in the eco-friendly cosmetic sector, but with a recognised irritating effect.
After a long research, we have finally choose innovative surfactants from vegetable origin, such as, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, with a definitely less irritating effect than the commonly used surfactants.
The Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate has a high dermocompatibility and it is proven to be up to 5 times less irritating than a SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) or similar molecule (Sodium Coco Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, etc).
The same observations are relevant for the Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate, another surfactant with a less irritating effect than a SLS.
These surfactants produce a pleasant foam and to create the correct viscosity, they do not require thickeners, not even of vegetable origin (Xantan gum). In addition, they have a very positive eco-friendly profile.
The formulas below show different molecules even if their names might induce some people to think that their ingredients are similar.
sodium lauryl sulfate
ammonium lauryl sulfate
sodium lauryl sulfoacetate
We always apply to our cosmetic lines the best suitable techniques of preparation and packaging, but for the Ultra Gentle cosmetic line we have worked under more rigorous standards, in order to avoid a potential contamination by volatile substances.
In conclusion, it is not enough to use great ingredients to realize an excellent product!
A cosmetic formula is similar to a kitchen recipe. To obtain a good product it is not sufficient to mix the ingredients. What is necessary is to perfectly know the raw materials and how to use them.
For all of our products we utilise raw materials and processing methods coming from a continuous and passionate research. Although, anyone is free to eat to a fast food, but should also be aware of the possibility to nourish him/herself in a healthy and sustainable way.
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