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Your skin is sensitive! Discover our articles for a better protection.

Intimate flora

How can you respect it? All women should know that their best defense against genital infections is their own vaginal flora because it forms a natural protective barrier. Women must also learn to protect it and in the event of an infection, to restore it. The vagina is not a sterile cavity. Nearly a billion different […]
Dr. Anne De Kevasdoué

Baby skin : Good habits

Naturally dry, baby skin tends to become more fragile when exposed to various aggressions, especially hard water, but also repeated bathing with overly harsh products which can alter and damage the skin. In order to protect the sensitive skin of babies, use a surgras, soap-free, pH-neutral cleanser for their daily bath.
Dr. Florence Poli

Intimate dryness

This is often confused with insufficient vaginal lubrication, something which is triggered by sexual desire. Intimate dryness however, is initially experienced as local discomfort throughout the day, and sometimes irritation. The mucous membranes of the vulva and/or vagina are pale, thinner and more fragile; they have lost their suppleness and elasticity. In some cases, fissures […]
Dr. Anne De Kevasdoué

Perspiration is an important natural process

As much as we’d like to be free of it, perspiration is a natural phenomenon that is essential for good health. It plays three important roles: -It helps regulate body temperature, keeping it at a steady 37°C/98.6°F. -It helps the metabolism eliminate waste and toxins present in the body. -It helps keep the skin moisturized: […]
Dr. Florence Poli

Sport and intimate hygiene

Since a sedentary lifestyle is our worst enemy, any type of sports activity is beneficial to our health. Exercice strengthens the muscles and bones, protects the heart and arteries, limits weight gain, reduces the risk of certain cancers, particularly breast cancer, protects the brain which is better irrigated and improves mood. However if exercise is […]
Dr. Anne De Kevasdoué

Acne and diet

Acne sufferers and their parents have always suspected chocolate, pork and all “good things” of being responsible for acne and its aggravation. And these beliefs continue despite opposing medical opinion. But doctors’ are now changing their opinion!  Has this been proven? Studies first demonstrated the absence of acne in so-called primitive populations which have a […]
Dr. Florence Poli

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Questions / Answers

What is sensitive skin?

Dry, normal or oily, sensitive skin is skin that is physiologically or mechanically weakened. It is therefore easily irritated, having a low reaction threshold to an external stimulus.

Which ingredients are aggressive for the skin?

The main ingredients that are aggressive for the skin are:
– certain surfactants or cleansing agents: in fact, due to their dual polarity, they can damage the hydrolipidic film. Without protection, the skin becomes more sensitive to aggressions. The “surgras” agents contained in certain cleansers restore the damaged hydrolipidic film.
– fragrances, colourants, preservatives and some excipients can also cause reactions, either irritation or allergies. As regards fragrances, we formulate our products using specific fragrances selected to limit the risk of intolerance.

Can cleansers pose any risks to the skin?

They can pose two risks to the skin

– irritant reactions
These reactions may occur when the products contain harsh surfactants which damage the hydrolipidic film. This is why it is important to use suitable, well-formulated and preferably surgras cleansers to prevent this type of irritation. In addition, one to two showers a day is ample. In fact, washing yourself too often can unbalance the skin’s protective flora.

In fact, washing yourself too often can unbalance the skin’s protective flora.
– allergic reactions

Like any product applied on the skin, cleansers can cause allergic reactions. It is therefore important when developing a new product to avoid using any ingredient that is a known allergen, such as certain fragrances, preservatives and colourants, and to ensure clinical tests are conducted to confirm the product’s hypoallergenicity.

What is the difference between a soap and a syndet?

“Syndets” or “dermatological bars” are soap-free cleansing bars comprised mainly of gentle synthetic surfactants. Their use is justified on the face or body when soap is poorly tolerated or in the case of certain skin conditions. Soaps are produced by means of a saponification reaction, where a mixture of fats (commonly called triglyceride fatty acids) are treated with a strong base. They are more detersive. “Superfatted” soaps are enriched with lanolin, sweet almond oil and glycerine to restore the hydrolipidic film.

Is it absolutely necessary to use a cleanser to wash oneself or is water sufficient?

From a chemical perspective, the dirt that deposits on the skin is closer to oil than water. Water alone is therefore not enough. Only cleansers are capable of lifting the dirt from the skin, which can then be removed by rinsing with water.

How do surgras agents work?

The principle 
Rogé Cavaillès, the body care expert, continuously innovates to care for and protect the delicate and sensitive skin of the whole family, based on its renowned formulation: the addition of suitable “surgras” agents.
Our skin benefits from a natural protective layer called the hydrolipidic film, which protects the skin in several ways:

• It helps form the cutaneous barrier, shielding against external aggressions.
• It keeps the skin hydrated and supple by retaining moisture.
• It fights germs by protecting the skin’s beneficial flora.

The effectiveness of surgras agents 
Hard water, temperature changes and the use of drying treatments and overly harsh cleansers can damage this film. The skin can then no longer serve as a protective barrier: it loses moisture, becomes dry, and is no longer supple.
Surgras agents form a special bond with the skin that prevents them from being rinsed off, leaving a protective layer on the skin.

Benefits to sensitive skin
Improved natural protection against external aggressions.
• Optimal hydration.

Should I use a specific product to wash my baby?

Your baby’s skin is different to that of an adult. It is therefore important to wash it with a specific product which has:
– a very gentle cleansing base.
– a light fragrance.
– no colourant.
– surgras agents which will help protect your baby’s skin.
​Specific products have proven their very high tolerance on babies’ skin, making them completely safe to use.