Sensitive Skin? A relevant topic for hotels!

Sensitive Skin? A relevant topic for hotels!

An inter­view with Dr. Hans W. Steisslinger, ADA’s R&D Director

What prompted ADA to develop DermaCare?DermaCare Moodshot

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 for those peo­ple in mind who have sen­si­tive skin and/or are prone to aller­gic reactions.

Does that mean that ‘nor­mal’ cos­metic lines are harmful?

No, by no means – at least not for non-allergy suf­fer­ers. The EU has stip­u­lated the max­i­mum con­cen­tra­tion lev­els for cos­metic ingre­di­ents. ADA’s prod­ucts often stay below these stip­u­la­tions. For exam­ple, we gen­er­ally use very mild preser­v­a­tives and com­pletely avoid the use of parabens, col­or­ing agents and emulsifiers.

So what exactly is the dif­fer­ence in DermaCare?

To reduce the risk of skin irri­ta­tions, we use only selected ingre­di­ents that are known for being very well tol­er­ated. Great care went into the for­mu­la­tion of the line – and even ECARF tested the for­mu­la­tion and clas­si­fied it as allergy-friendly.

What does ECARF-tested mean?

Der­ma­tol­o­gists and aller­gists from the Euro­pean Cen­ter for Allergy Research Foun­da­tion (ECARF) tested Der­ma­Care prod­ucts on neu­ro­der­mati­tis patients. The ECARF qual­ity seal affirms that Der­ma­Care is very well tol­er­ated in peo­ple with sen­si­tive skin and those prone to aller­gic skin reac­tions.  


Thank you for your time, Dr. Steisslinger

The inter­view was con­ducted by Hilde Hutchings


Please also read the fol­low­ing articles:

How Dan­ger­ous are Cos­met­ics Prod­ucts? / Skin Irri­ta­tion, Aller­gies & Co. / Dan­ger­ous Fal­lacy: Nat­ural cos­met­ics do not cause aller­gies / ECARF – Europe’s Allergy Researchers / New EU Cos­met­ics Reg­u­la­tions in the Fall 2014

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