DERMOCOSMETICS FOR SKIN SENSITIVITY
Camomilla BLU is the M&D PHARMACY line created with the aim of addressing the particular needs of sensitive and delicate skin in a targeted and scientifically studied way. camomilla BLU products were born in 2009 as a line for early childhood (0-3 years) to then expand and extend to the treatment of sensitive skin in general, for children and adults. Addressed to the pharmacy sales channel, it is now present in various countries around the world where it is proposed on dermatological specialist advice.
Why camomilla BLU
M&D PHARMACY has chosen as the functional fulcrum of its products a very widespread, simple medicinal plant with an ancient pharmacological and herbalist tradition that documents its known properties over time: Matricaria camomilla (recutita) or common Chamomile. From the flower heads of chamomile by steam distillation, very small quantities of a very precious essential oil of an intense blue color, rich in chamazulene and used since ancient times, are obtained. M&D PHARMACY has chosen this essential oil as a symbol of the activity of the chamomile plant, as the active heart of its products.
Properties of chamomile
Chamomile flowers are traditionally known for the property of restoring the physiological rhythm of sleep, but in reality they contain various functional substances with different structures that give the plant various pharmacological activities that lend themselves to many applications on inflamed and chapped skin:
THE SENSITIVE SKIN OF THE ADULT
The phenomenon of sensitive skin is an increasingly frequent condition not only in children, but also in adulthood. Causes exogenous (climatic conditions, pollution, pharmacological treatments) and endogenous (stress, hormonal imbalances, incorrect diet, individual predisposition) can damage the natural protective barrier of the epidermis which, in correct conditions of integrity, helps to keep bacteria and substances away harmful, limiting water loss and preventing dehydration.
Symptoms: itching, burning, heat, itching.
Manifestations: erythema, redness, peeling, roughness.
HOW TO TREAT SENSITIVE SKIN?
- Gentle cleansing
- Protection (e.g. from atmospheric agents and UV rays)
TAKING CARE OF BABY’S SKIN
From the moment of birth we begin to communicate with the surrounding environment through an organ of extreme importance and destined to evolve repeatedly over the course of our life: the skin. For this reason, the skin must be adequately treated, especially when it is sensitive and delicate as in newborns and infants (0/3 years).
Infant skin therefore requires a balanced cosmetological regimen in terms of cleansing, hydration and emolliency. Cosmetic formulations must be as simple and safe as possible, based on selected raw materials, free of impurities and preferably of natural origin.
WHAT TO DO FOR CORRECT INTIMATE HYGIENE?
Proper hygiene of the intimate areas is essential to safeguard the body’s normal natural defenses and prevent disturbances and irritation. Most of the inflammations affecting the intimate parts, especially the female ones, derive from microorganisms which, under normal conditions, populate the vaginal bacterial flora but which, in the presence of some triggering factors, proliferate uncontrollably. Intimate pH varies according to sex and over the course of life, following different hormonal rhythms: from adolescence to the period of fertility up to menopause.
CHOOSE THE PH OF THE INTIMATE CLEANSER ON THE BASIS OF YOUR NEEDS
The pH of the intimate cleanser can be important to counteract specific ailments:
pH 3.5 – 4.5 (acidic)
- adjuvant of an antiseptic treatment
- (menstrual period, post partum, after surgery)
pH 7.0 – 8.5 (neutral – slightly alkaline)
- adjuvant to an antifungal treatment (candidiasis)
- irritation, intimate itching
Camomilla BLU intimate cleansers are formulated using a blend of delicate surfactants that effectively cleanse the intimate area limiting the onset of dryness, irritation and itching, therefore ideal for use in the gynecological field. Also sold by prescription, they can be used as adjuvants in pharmacological treatments to combat specific ailments.
WHAT DO THE camomilla BLU SOLARS CONTAIN?
The BLUE chamomile sunscreens contain a combination of sunscreens that ensure complete and broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays.
The molecules used are photostable and of the latest generation characterized by:
- Optimal dispersion within the formulations and therefore homogeneous and safer protection
- Molecular stability after irradiation, which keeps the initial and declared SPF value constant over time
- Absence of the white effect on the skin upon application, pleasant texture and excellent spreadability
WHAT DO camomilla BLU DEODORANTS CONTAIN?
Sweat, immediately after its emission, does not have an unpleasant odor, which is instead caused by its decomposition by the bacterial flora that is normally found on the skin.
It inhibits the action of bacterial flora: bacteria attack triethyl citrate instead of sweat and hydrolyze it to form ethyl alcohol (which has bacteriostatic action) and citric acid (decreasing the pH of the treated area, prevents the formation of chain fatty acids short with a typical acrid smell). It is characterized by a long duration of action as its chemical structure allows the release of 3 molecules of citric acid, maintaining a low pH value for a long time (normally it would tend to summarize the physiological values in a short time).
It does not act on transpiration and does not modify the existing bacterial flora. It reduces unpleasant odors thanks to its chelating action on smelly chemical compounds, which are thus deactivated, promoting a prolonged anti-odor effect.
Rock alum is a salt of natural origin extracted from the mineral alunite (rock alum). Its functions are:
- Surface astringent effect : reduces the size of the sweat pore and consequently the release of sweat, without blocking perspiration.
- Antimicrobial Effect: Natural antimicrobial that inhibits bacterial growth.
- Skin pH regulation: the growth of bacteria is favored by a high pH. Rock alum lowers the pH to create an environment where bacteria cannot grow.
FIOR DI CAMOMILLA AND BLU PRODUCTS
PRODUCTS WITH CHAMOMILE FROM OUR CROPS
From the cultivation of our chamomile and the extraction of our raw materials, the new BLU chamomile lines are born: Fior di Camomilla and BLU Products.
In this new all-round cosmetic project, camomilla BLU has taken care of following the entire production chain of its most important ingredients: essential oil and chamomile hydrosol .
The chosen chamomile cultivar and the special cultivation, harvesting and extraction techniques used have made it possible to obtain extremely pure extracts with very high concentrations of active ingredients (chamazulene, alpha-bisabolol and beta-farnesene).
The calming, soothing and anti-reddening powers of chamomile are at their maximum expression in the products of these lines, designed for the most sensitive and intolerant skins and ideal as adjuvants in case of dermatological treatments.