Every cosmetic product which is not maintained constitutes a potential breeding ground for the development of microorganisms.
Moreover, the life span of preservative-free cosmetics is minimal, requires special packaging (airless) with increased cost for face care cream products, and simultaneously these products require specific conditions of storage, not only during transit but also during use by the consumer (e.g. refrigeration, storage away from direct sunlight and specific conditions regarding humidity). The life span for cream products does not usually exceed three months.
Nilo Group’s main concern being the safety of both products and consumers, we have taken extreme care in choosing preservation systems for our VELVET Love for Nature series. We have therefore conducted control tests in independent external laboratories which verify the efficacy of our product preservation.
The preservation systems chosen are accepted by European legislation and free of ingredients which are sometimes found harmful (such as parabens).
After stability control tests, the products have been shown to have a life span of 12 months after opening and over 30 months’ shelf-life.
Natural cosmetics may be equally effective compared with synthetic products. This has to do with their composition and how they are developed as well as the correct choice of natural active compounds.
VELVET Love for Nature products contain active compounds of natural origin that have been carefully selected and on which blind evaluation tests on volunteers have been carried out during their development to investigate their effectiveness.
VELVET Love for Nature products have been tested by independent certified external laboratories to check whether they are tolerated by the skin (dermatologically tested), whether they irritate the eyes (ophthalmologically tested) and, for body care creams, how effective they are in moisturizing.
The higher cost of natural cosmetics is due largely to the increased cost of the ingredients they contain. The substances they contain are not widely available, are essences of natural origin and extracts from certified organic cultivation and their cost of production is higher in comparison with raw materials which originate from petrochemical products.
VELVET Love for Nature products have been tested on healthy adults between 20 and 60 years of age.
If the keratin layer is well structured, no cosmetic product can penetrate, unless it has been specially formulated to break through the keratin layer, in which case the product belongs to the category of medication.
Cosmetics, by definition, must act on the upper layers of the skin and not penetrate deeper, since there is a danger that the active substances will pass into the bloodstream, in which case the product is regarded as a medicine and is subject to entirely different control tests.
Cleansing gel, cleansing foam and cleansing milk are make-up removal products, essential for daily face cleansing care. However, there is often confusion as to the right choice of cleansing and face care products with regard to cleansing gel and cleansing milk, as well as confusion concerning the correct use of face toner.
Cleansing gel is the most suitable choice for oily skin types, as it regulates the oiliness of the skin, removing the sebum may have accumulated on the skin’s surface. Cleansing foam can be used as a substitute for gel depending on the consumer’s preference regarding product texture, since it does not require rubbing and cleans gently, leaving a velvet-smooth feeling on the skin.
Concerning face toner, it is important to understand that after using cleansing milk, it is essential for the removal of any residue. Indeed, beauty experts maintain that when cleansing milk is not removed with face toner, it is similar to washing our hands without rinsing them. In short, cleansing milk and face toner work together, which is not to say that their use cannot be followed by cleansing gel or foam.
In addition, face toner can be used after cleansing gel as well as on its own before moisturizing. Face toner tones and refreshes, tightens dilated pores and keeps the skin fresh, healthy and with a matte look.
Exfoliating peel face care products are recommended for use 1-2 times per week for the removal of dead skin cells. Although the skin is continually shedding dead cells, they sometimes accumulate and block the pores, giving the skin a rough texture. Face peeling gel is used to cleanse the skin deeply and leave it feeling velvety soft.