THE SCIENCE BEHIND LAVILIN
Lavilin Laboratories have developed a herbal, aluminium-free deodorant which actually works. Not only does it work to nourish and soothe the skin, it keeps the odour-causing bacteria away even through showering and swimming and lasts for longer than any other deodorant product in the world. That is a big claim which has been clinically proven by the Institute for Skin Research in Tel Aviv. A summary of the trial under the direction of Professor Sarah Brenner, stated that “Findings indicate that a single application of Lavilin 002 is effective for 6.28 days on average.” This is great news for those looking for a deodorant which is free of parabens, ethanol alcohol and other harmful chemicals. Herbally derived, highly effective and clinically proven.
The Lavilin Total Odour Protection collection includes only the highest quality CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association)-certified ingredients. All products are manufactured in accordance with international ISO 9001:2000 and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards for complete peace of mind alongside total odour protection.
As a matter of philosophy and policy, Lavilin products are not tested on animals.
Ingredients for the Deodorant Creams: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pharma Talc (Ci 77718), Zinc Oxide, Potato Starch (modified), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Glycine Soya Oil, Aqua (Water), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Water, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethyl Citrate, Lactose, Milk Protein, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Fragrance, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
Ingredients for the Vegan Deodorant Cream: Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil, Talc Pharma (CI7718), Zinc Oxide (CI77947), Potato Starch Modified, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethyl Citrate, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, O-Cymen-5-Ol., Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate.
Chamomile (Bisabolol) is a herb that comes from the flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. It has been consumed for centuries as a natural remedy for several health conditions and consumed as a tea. The essential oil is used extensively in cosmetics and aromatherapy. In Lavilin products, chamomile is included for its skin conditioning properties to nourish and soothe the skin and for its antibacterial benefits.
Arnica Montana Flower extract is used in herbal medicine for pain relief and for its anti-inflammatory qualities. Lavilin uses the natural properties of Arnica Montana, a yellow-orangish flower that grows in the mountains of Europe and Siberia, to restore skin suppleness as it calms and moisturises the skin.
Castor seed oil is rich in ricinoleic acid – a monounsaturated fatty acid – and helps lock in moisture by preventing water loss through the outer layer of the skin. It has antimicrobial properties that may help fight bacterial overgrowth when applied to the skin Lavilin also uses castor seed oil as a skin conditioning and moisturising agent. It has a very low comedogenic rating ie. doesn’t block pores, as opposed to coconut oil which has a fairly high rating.
Pro-Bio Balance is based on a unique complex of “good bacteria”. This ingredient combines milk protein, lactose and Bifida Ferment Lysate which provides essential nutrients while detoxing and working to replenish the natural biome of the skin. Helping to stimulate the skin’s metabolism, pro-bio balance works to protect against damage caused by environmental stress and also enhances the skin’s natural age-resisting function. The Vegan Deodorant Cream uses Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, a different probiotic without the milk base.
Triethyl citrate is an organic ester of citric acid found in citrus fruit and is also naturally present in wine in small amounts. Triethyl citrate is used as a skin conditioning agent for sensitive skin areas and works to inhibit odour-causing bacteria.
Vitamin E in the form of Tocopherol is derived from vegetable oils. It is a natural antioxidant to maintain freshness and shelf life while also nourishing the skin. Vitamin E strengthens the capillary walls of the skin and improves moisture and elasticity.
Zinc oxide is the combination of the natural essential mineral of zinc and oxygen molecules to produce a white powder. Zinc oxide, also an effective sunscreen, works as a mild astringent to dry excess oil. It shows antiseptic properties by inhibiting bacteria and protects and soothes the skin.
Talc (Pharma grade) is a clay mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate. It has been in use since ancient times and long been used in cosmetics, as a food additive: in chewing gum, rice and even your good old table salt as an anti-caking agent, and pharmaceutical products. Pharmaceutical grade talc, the purest and most refined form of talc, is widely used in medicated foot powders, creams, lotions, ointments and as a filler in tablets and vitamin supplements. Lavilin uses the strictest grade of pure Pharma Talc in its products that remain on the surface of the skin to stabilise the consistency for a flawless product.
Calendula is a species of perennial herbaceous plant in the daisy family, also known as Marigolds. While the flowers have been used in cooking for centuries, ancient cultures used calendula flowers to treat skin conditions, to stop bleeding, prevent infection and speed healing in cuts and wounds. Lavilin includes Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract for its deep hydration, soothing antiseptic and antimicrobial properties to support the natural skin regeneration processes.
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax is the natural vegetable wax from the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera. This palm is native to Brazil where it is called ‘the tree of life’. The wax is used in many industries, including food products and in cosmetics, especially lipsticks and lip balms. Carnauba wax has a low comedogenic rating of 1, meaning it doesn’t block pores and naturally protects, softens and moisturises the skin.