Our skin completely regenerates itself approximately every 28 days. The goal of every product is to optimally support this process and to nourish the skin cells with vital active ingredients during their regeneration. In order for this to happen, the skin must be free from dead skin cells and cleansed pore-deep. Only then can the active ingredients be absorbed by the skin without any external barriers.
HOW TRADITIONAL COSMETICS WORK.
The effectiveness of conventional cosmetics and skin care products largely depends on the ingredients used in the product and how the active ingredients are supplied to the skin. Researchers refer to this as the «delivery mechanism» or «mode of administration», or in other words the way and form in which nourishing substances are applied to and into the skin.
Pills, creams and injections are conventional, well-known methods for the transportation of active ingredients. However, pharmacologists and dermatologists are desperately searching for new methods of transport, as pills, injections and creams also have their drawbacks. In terms of method, a cream is a cream regardless of the active ingredients in it. It is applied to the skin, which does absorb some of it, and claims to have a promising short- or long-term effect. However, due to their physical composition, creams contain far more excipients than active ingredients.
STARTING MATERIALS IN THE PRODUCTION OF CREAMS.
Creams have a complex physical structure that mainly combines the structures of emulsions and gels. Typical components include mineral-oil-based paraffins and synthetic glycerides. Plant fats and oils (cocoa butter, almond oil, peanut oil, etc.) and animal waxes (wool wax, beeswax) are also used. Some chemically modified oils are also used due to their longer shelf life and consistency. Emulsifiers are used to stabilise emulsion-like cream structures.
Creams with high water content are susceptible to microbial spoilage and therefore preservatives (sorbic acid, parabens) and perfumes (fragrances) must be added. Creams can also contain antioxidants (butylated hydroxytoluene, α-tocopherol) to protect certain sensitive ingredients against oxidation from the oxygen in the air.
Furthermore, creams may contain humectants, consistency enhancers and spreading agents.
Nowadays, the ingredients used are disclosed on the packaging of cosmetic products in accordance with international guidelines (INCI).
FILSUISSE – THE INNOVATIVE DIFFERENCE.
FilSuisse offers a new systematic mode of administration in skin care: moistened with water, the microfibril wipe deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin. This also has a clever side effect: the skin is simultaneously prepared to absorb the active ingredients. This allows the highly concentrated, hydroactivated natural active ingredients to penetrate directly into the skin, where they can immediately get to work. The advantage: the skin is given exactly what it needs. Because of its method of use, FilSuisse has no need for heavy ingredients found in conventional creams, such as alcohol, fragrances and preservatives. That’s why FilSuisse has up to 100 times higher concentration of active substances than creams.