How natural cosmetics protect your skin.
Your skin understands PhytoVero
Your skin understands the effectiveness of our organically grown raw materials and can draw strength from our harmoniously balanced formulas.
Our motto: What goes on the skin must be food grade, biocide-free, sustainably grown and “fair-trade”!
These are the basic considerations we take into account when developing cosmetic products for the skin:
What goes on your skin goes into your body
OUR SKIN IS PERMEABLE AND NEEDS SPECIAL CARE
The different cell layers of our skin form protection against external influences. Our skin is permeable. Therefore, delicate substances can penetrate the protective skin layer and be detected in the body.
Since anything applied to the skin can eventually enter the body, using human-grade skin care products is sensible and healthy.
Several routes are possible for penetration into the skin. The substance can penetrate through the cells. This is referred to as the transcellular route. The passage through the intercellular space is called the intercellular route. Uptake through the hair follicles (transfollicular) and through the glandular ducts (transglandular) play a subordinate role in substance uptake. Only a few substances can overcome the barrier and penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Factors that influence the absorption of a substance into the skin are the proportion of lipophilic and hydrophilic molecular regions, the size of the molecule, the dissociability of the molecule and the concentration of the substance on the skin.
The usual suspects
PhytoVero products are free from…
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Protect what protects us – skin protection barrier
Our skin performs very different functions. Thus, it serves as a protective barrier against external influences, is important for homeostasis (self-regulation), and plays a role in sensory function and communication.
It can be divided into three layers:
- the epidermis
- the dermis (cutis) and
- the subcutis.
The epidermis is covered by a thin film of fluid, the skin microbiome.
Through careful care, we can help our skin perform its protective functions optimally.
To ensure this effective skin care, it is crucial to understand the skin microbiome and how it works.
A well-tended habitat for your skin flora
The microbiome and the pH value
PhytoVero products are balanced to optimally support your skin microbiome while washing and caring for it. We always pay attention to the optimal pH value in our products to keep your skin healthy.
The microbiome is the skin flora of your skin and is composed of different types of bacteria, fungi and viruses together. Collectively, these are also called microbes. A symbiosis develops between the microbiome and the skin.
A healthy skin microbiome protects the skin from external influences such as “bad” bacteria and viruses. In the gut, too, the microbiome plays a crucial role in the body’s state of health, and there, too, our healthy gut microbiome protects us from disease.
You can think of the microbiome as your own personal ecosystem on your skin – it is the sum of all microorganisms of the human body. The composition of the microbiome is individual to each person, like DNA or fingerprints.
The healthy acid mantle provides the habitat for your skin microbiome. The optimal environment for the body’s microbiome is acidic conditions with a pH of 4.2 -5.6.
Therefore, make sure that you do not use alkaline cosmetics. We often find sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydroxide in deodorants, which permanently change the skin flora.
Towards a healthy skin microbiome includes a dense colonization of “good” microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses). If there is an imbalance of settlement, skin damage may occur. A healthy microbiome ensures that the number of “bad” bacteria is kept as low as possible.
However, if there is an imbalance in the population of the microbiome, this protective function is impaired or disrupted. There may be increased skin sensitivity, loss of elasticity or inflammation. Frequent washing with alkaline skin care products or strong surfactants irritate your healthy skin flora.
To keep your skin ecosystem in balance, it’s important to use gentle washing substances with the right pH.
PhytoVero products are balanced in pH and support the health of your skin.