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ECARF – Europe‘s Allergy Researchers

Ecarf QualitätssiegelThe ECARF Institute is an organization within the European Center for Allergy Research Foundation based at the Charité in Berlin, Germany. The Foundation supports several scientific research groups at the Charité. We interviewed Health Manager, Matthias Colli.   What is the driving force behind ECARF? For many years, allergies have been on ...

Sensitive Skin? A relevant topic for hotels!

DermaCare MoodshotAn interview with Dr. Hans W. Steisslinger, ADA’s R&D Director What prompted ADA to develop DermaCare? Skin not does equal skin. There is an increasing number of hotel guests – young and old – with sensitive, delicate skin. This includes people with contact allergies. The product series DermaCare was developed especially ...

What Should Allergy Sufferers Look out for in Body Care Products?

Naturals_incisPeople with contact allergies who use cosmetic products usually know which ingredients cause allergic reactions. For them, it is, therefore, especially important to know what a product is made up of. The internationally harmonized ingredients list, known as INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients), is a very useful information source ...

Dangerous Fallacy: Natural Cosmetics do not Cause Allergies

arnikablueteAre natural cosmetics always safe? Many users seem to think so, but – that is not true. Descriptions like “plant-based” or “natural” are no guarantee for cosmetic products being well tolerated. Even controlled natural cosmetics contain plant extracts that, in turn, include irritating and/or sensitizing substances, giving them the ...

Skin Irritation, Allergy & Co.

HautirritationWhat exactly is an allergy? An allergy can happen suddenly; it is the result of the immune system identifying an inherently harmless substance as harmful and sending out an alert, i.e. an allergic reaction. Experts do not yet understand the cause of this reaction, but they have a name ...