Q: Does Skincerity RENEW contain sulfates?
No. Skincerity RENEW is a sulfate-free product.
Q: Is Skincerity RENEW approved by Health Canada?
No. Cosmetics (which we are) are not approved by Health Canada. Just like in the US, Skincerity RENEW is not approved by the FDA….it is a cosmetic. Skincerity RENEW is registered with Health Canada which is what is required.
Q: Is the Acetone contained in Skincerity Renew harmful and toxic?
Acetone as a component of Skincerity RENEW is not harmful or toxic. Acetone is unusual among commercial chemicals, in that it is a normal by-product of fatty acid metabolism and is naturally present throughout the human body at measurable levels. Physiological concentrations increase as energy requirements increase (e.g., during exercise, dieting or pregnancy).
Q: What is the function of Acetone?
In Skincerity RENEW, the acetone serves three purposes;
Q: Is the Vitamin E in Skincerity RENEW wheat based or soy? My client has wheat allergies and would like to know before using a bottle.?
Our Vitamin E is neither soy nor wheat based, so your client with the wheat allergies should not have any problems using Skincerity RENEW.
Q: Does Skincerity RENEW have any sea weed, extracts, oyster shell, or sea salt treated with sea weed etc?
There is no sea weed, shell products, or any sea related extracts in the ingredients.
Q: Do the monomers that make up the polymers go into the skin?
There are two types of polymers: synthetic and natural. Synthetic polymers typically are derived from petroleum. Examples of synthetic polymers include nylon, polyester, and plastics. Natural polymers occur in nature and are often water-based. Examples of naturally occurring polymers are silk, wool, DNA, cellulose and proteins.
Polymers are groups of molecules that are connected to create something tangible (something you can touch). They may be solid, squishy, sticky, bendable, or anything else you can think of. Polymers can be natural, like those that make up the trunk of a tree or a chunk of rock, or they can be man-made. Man-made polymers are created with a goal in mind, such as to create a better tire, everything that we see and use every day is made up of natural or synthetic (man-made) polymers.
In Skincerity RENEW, the polymers are man-made and form a masque-like mesh that lies on top of the skin. These polymers do not soak into the skin at all. They do nothing but hold in the body’s natural moisture and allow oxygen to reach the skin. They work like a very sophisticated Band Aid. The Polymers are not active ingredients.
Q: Is the fluoropolymer the same compound or a related compound as Teflon (which has been shown to be a carcinogen)?
The fluoropolymer is synthesized from calcium fluoride. It is a very inert fluoropolymer that is approved for use by the FDA for food contact, even for contact with liquids and alcohol. Skincerity RENEW is not a nanotechnology and does not contain nanoparticles. Nothing is absorbed into the skin. Essentially, Skincerity RENEW prevents transdermal water loss.
All of our studies indicate that Skincerity RENEW is safe. With using a high molecular weight polymer, research also shows questions and differences with this when comparing soluble or insoluble. Which one is Skincerity RENEW? What is the advantage and safety of a high molecular weight polymer? The polymers in Skincerity RENEW are insoluble in water. That is one of the reasons the product uses acetone as a solvent. Substances with high molecular weight are less likely to penetrate the stratum corneum than are low molecular weight compounds. To use a metaphor, imagine your skin as a net. Larger items get caught by the net while smaller items get through.
*The fluoropolymers in Skincerity RENEW are not made with PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid).*
Q: Is nanotechnology employed in Skincerity RENEW’s formula?
Skincerity RENEW is not a nanotechnology and does not contain nanoparticles. The polymers in Skincerity RENEW do not penetrate the skin.
Q: Is there a list of any medication people might be taking that they should not take in conjunction with using Skincerity RENEW?
There is no list of medications that we know that would react negatively with Skincerity RENEW. If someone has a negative reaction with Skincerity RENEW or any product, they should discontinue use.
Q: Does the roller ball on the Skincerity RENEW product (applicator on the bottle) contain latex?
Neither the roller ball nor the roller ball housing has any latex in them.
Q: What are the Skincerity RENEW ingredients and how do they rate for safety? (Lower Number is Better. Number rating added from the http://www.ewg.org database with the amount of available data in brackets.)
Non active ingredients: Acetone – 3 (fair), Fluoropolymer – 0 (no data), Acrylates Copolymer 2 (good), Water, Active ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride-Geranylgeranylisopropanol 1 (good)