A short guide to cosmetic ingredients2022-05-10
Cosmetic ingredients – natural, synthetic or fermented? Which of them are used in Innubio cosmetics and why?
Best by nature
At Innubio, we promote a natural and healthy lifestyle. We take the best from nature, we look for modern technologies and innovative solutions, and we use current knowledge to finally create unique cosmetic products characterised by the highest bioavailability. These are the products our body recognizes as “its own.” So it easily assimilates them and uses them to improve the quality of our lives.
Ingredients for special tasks
When creating the recipes of Innubio cosmetics, we use cold-pressed oils, hydrolates as well as plant extracts and extracts with exceptional care properties. However, there are tasks that ingredients of plant origin have a hard time accomplishing, such as removing grease and dirt. Therefore, a great challenge is to create, for example, a natural hair shampoo, which has to manage to comprehensive cleanse the scalp. In the case of Nutri Shampoo, we have solved this problem by using a gentle non-ionic surfactant, decyl glucoside. It sounds like a synthetic compound, but it is actually derived from glucose (most commonly derived from corn) and fatty alcohols derived from coconut oil. This surfactant belongs to the mildest group of detergents. Its action is effective but it does not affect the skins hydro-lipid layer, i.e. our natural protective barrier. Cosmetics with such a surfactant can be used by people with very sensitive scalp and even children.
The second group of compounds that are hard to replace with natural ingredients are preservatives, whose task is to protect the cosmetic against the development of microorganisms that cause its spoilage. At Innubio, we only use preservatives approved for use in natural cosmetics, e.g. benzyl alcohol and dehydroacetic acid.
Fermentation and natural cosmetics
A unique group of cosmetic raw materials are natural fermented ingredients. The addition of properly selected, beneficial microorganisms to natural cosmetic ingredients leads to their fermentation. Microorganisms produce enzymes that break down complex compounds into smaller ones, much more readily absorbed by the skin. Thanks to the fermentation process, the ingredients penetrate the skin better, and in the course of the fermentation process, pesticides and any heavy metals that could irritate the skin, leading primarily to allergies are neutralized. In the natural INNUBIO Nutri Shampoo we used bamboo bioferment, also known as natural silicone, to smooth the hair; and in the Innubio Hair Conditioner we used a biocomplex of as many as five fermented minerals (zinc, copper, magnesium, iron and silicon).
There are a lot of cosmetic ingredients and a plethora of possibilities of their combinations. At Innubio, we choose only the best ones in order to create the safest, most natural, unique and, above all, effective craft cosmetics. See for yourself ;)