WHAT ARE INSTYTUTUM’S FORMULATION GUIDELINES?
INSTYTUTUM’s skincare products are formulated with the highest-quality and most-effective ingredients, combining the best science and nature has to offer. Since results are our #1 priority, all our products undergo extensive third-party clinical studies and testing for scientifically-proven efficacy.
WHAT KIND OF COSMECEUTICAL INGREDIENTS ARE USED IN THE PRODUCTS?
Amongst many other active ingredients, we use a variety of AHA’s such as glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid, enzymes, retinol, peptides, vitamins A, C, E and B12 as well as hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and patented stem cells in high concentrations well-known for their outstanding proven efficacy.
WHAT ARE PATENTED STEM CELLS?
Patented stem cells are obtained through the process of extracting the cell wall from plants and fruits. The extraction procedure is a worldwide-patented unique method (WO2007104489), that provides a mixture of peptides and sugars, by using only a fraction of the cells and developing the most active part. Plant stem cells are an excellent source of active compounds as these cells have remarkable benefits for the skin. In our laboratories, we use a pharmacological approach where all the active fractions are enriched thanks to specific internal procedures. This provides us with highly concentrated, pure and patented active ingredients, scientifically tested through a platform of over 80 tests performed on all skin cells (fibroblast, keracinocytes, mesenchimal stem cells, macrophage) and a portfolio of more than 15 actives, many of them worldwide patented for their unparalleled, high efficacy.
WHAT ARE INGREDIENTS ON TESTED LEVEL?
Our active ingredients are not solely used for marketing purposes, but for efficacy. We therefore use the recommended concentration level at the right percentage, which is proven through in vivo and in vitro testing by the developer of the raw material.
DO YOU TEST PRODUCTS ON ANIMALS?
No, we do not directly conduct any testing of our products on animals or advocate animal testing. We also endeavor to work with partners who share our values.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU AVOID?
INSTYTUTUM products are formulated without parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, synthetic dyes or SLES/SLS.
WHO DO I TALK TO REGARDING PRODUCT ADVICE OR INGREDIENTS?
If you require advice on products or their ingredients, please contact our skincare professionals at +41 41 511 2050 or [email protected] - they will be happy to help you.
IS IT SAFE TO USE INSTYTUTUM PRODUCTS WHEN I’M PREGNANT?
We would always recommend that you seek medical advice before introducing any products into your current regime. For more detailed information on our ingredients, see our product page in the shop section.
DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN SPF?
We currently do not carry any products with SPF. Nevertheless, we are strong advocates of protecting your skin against UVA and UVB rays, and infrared and indoor lighting (fluorescent and halogen bulbs) since they can break down collagen and have an aging effect on the skin.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE EXPERIENCED AN ADVERSE REACTION TO ONE OF YOUR PRODUCTS?
Should you experience a reaction to one of our products please contact our Customer Service +41 41 511 2050 or send an email to [email protected]