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Here you will find:
Scientific documents on ingredients and Dr. Baumann documents

Scientific documents on ingredients

Allergies and preservatives

Research by the European Union,
September 1999, English,
(PDF, Acrobat Reader, 0.02 MB)

On page 22 you will find: “Fragrance ingredients have to be considered a leading cause of contact allergy. Further, SCCNFP is of the opinion that information should be provided to consumers about the known presence in cosmetic products of fragrance ingredients with a well-recognised potential to cause contact allergy. It is up to the legislator to consider the best way to provide the information to the consumers".

SCCNFP: Scientific Committee on Cosmetic and Non-Food-Products intended for Consumers.

Investigation by dermatologists of the Gentofte Hospital
University of Copenhagen, English,
(PDF, Acrobat Reader, 0.02 MB)

This investigation shows that 10 % get skin problems from cosmetics within five years. Fragrances and chemical preservatives represent the chief causes.

Danish Consumer Council,
English, (PDF, Acrobat Reader, 0.02 MB)

Danish consumer protection union: "And, now we are talking about fragrances, all known fragrance allergens should be banned in cosmetics". Dermatology manual from 2001 ,
Danish, (PDF, Acrobat Reader, 0.32 MB)

Page 40: The main problem ingredients in cosmetics are chemical colour pigments and preservatives, fragrances, lanoline and various chemical UV-filters.

SCCNFP: Evaluation and opinion on: Methyldibromo glutaronitrile,
"The data show a clear rise in the incidence of contact allergy to methyldibromo glutaronitrile throughout Europe. This indicates that the current usage of the preservative – concentration and product types – is ... a risk to the consumer."

Liposomes and vitamin E

In the journal of Cosmetic Science,
2001, University of Basel, Switzerland, English,
(PDF, Acrobat Reader, 0.03 MB)

Vitamin E is best transported into the skin by liposomes and nanosomes.

Biotin (Vitamin H)University of Halle-Wittenberg
Huschka, Dissertation, University of Halle-Wittenberg,
1998, German, (PDF, Acrobat Reader, 1.5 MB)

Page 59: "Heading 6-5: Penetration of biotin from liposomes in human skin ex vivo in comparison with the O/W-Standard" Page 78: "The application of liposomes delivered the highest deposits in absolute measures”

Dr. Baumann documents

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