The skin and
The body is wrapped in layers of skin that have the task of separating and protecting it from external environmental conditions. Skin is an organ. It is a real, proper cutaneous system and not just a simple, lifeless covering. Among the skin’s important functions in a healthy body is protection from the outside; hence from germs and bacteria, as well as body temperature regulation through perspiration and sweat. Furthermore, the skin “breathes”, exchanging carbon dioxide for oxygen and representing the sensorial “border” between the inner and outside worlds.
The skin absorbs the substances it comes into contact with from the outside and transports them into the body. It is therefore essential to pay utmost attention to the quality of ingredients in cosmetic products, from cleansing to treatments.
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (PASSION FLOWER) SEED OILoil extracted from the seeds of the Passion flower moisturizing, softening.
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT OILoil obtained from the Avocado fruit stimulates fibroblast production in the skin, cell renewal with the consequential increase in hydration and skin elasticity. Smoothing, nourishing, anti-wrinkle.
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) BUTTERbutter extracted from Karitè seeds softening, nourishing, restructuring, protective.
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACTextract obtained from Blueberries counteracts venous stagnation and helps blood circulation.
GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACTextract obtained from the leaves of Ginkgo biloba Stimulating, toning, anti-oxidant, improves venous wall tone and reactivates circulation.
COCOGLUCOSIDEemulsion of vegetable origin, particularly delicate obtained from corn glucose, and coconut and palm fats.
DECYL GLUCOSIDEvegetable based surface active agent, particularly delicate, obtained from corn glucose, and coconut fats.
PETROLATUM, PARAFFIN, MINERAL OILS
petrolium derivatives that form and occlusive film on the skin.
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE / SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
anionic surfactant agent with high scouring action that strongly modifies the hydro-lipid balance that protects the skin, causing contact dermatitis.
COCAMIDE DEA, COCAMIDE MEA
surface active agent that brings on the formation of nitrosamine.
modifies fluidity/viscosity, gel forming based on synthetic polymers.
LANOLIN AND ITS DERIVATIVES
fat obtained from wool, with high irritating effect.
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA METHYLDIBROMOGLUTARONITRILE
preservatives, they prevent bacterial contamination but are the main causes of allergic dermatitis.
PEG-OLEATE, PEG-PALMITATE, ecc.
Synthetic surface active agent and emulsifier.
they have decorative function, but they are a cause of allergic dermatitis.
A restricted selection of few essential colourings is included exclusively in the Make-up Line.
Keeping this list and other considerations in mind, the development and research laboratories at HELAN formulate safe, effective pleasant phyto-cosmetics to prevent and take care of problems related to hygiene and aesthetics of the skin, to slow down the physiologic aging process with effective anti-age actions.