COVERING ALL BASIS OF SOUND SCIENCE IN SENSITIVE SKIN CARE
COVERING ALL BASIS OF SOUND SCIENCE IN SENSITIVE SKIN CARE
AT HALE & HUSH, OUR PRIMARY CONCERN IS CARING FOR HEALTH-CHALLENGED SKIN®.
THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES GUIDE US IN ALL THAT WE DO.
FILL SPECIAL NEEDS:
Sensitive and Health Challenged Skin
Aging, common allergies and household chemicals, plus the environment and stress can leave skin dry and irritated, making it difficult for skin to regenerate and repair.
Medical treatments and medications can deplete the skin of essential nutrients, leaving it dry and irritated, and can debilitate vital functions of collagen production, cell regeneration and repair.
FREE OF NEGATIVES:
Paraben-free, Gluten-free, Sulfate-free, No Animal Testing, No Artificial Fragrance
Hale & Hush chooses the best fitting preservative for each product that is also kind to the environment; Tecniche® does not formulate with parabens.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat and wheat-related grains. Celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis are autoimmune disorders caused by a reaction to the ingestion of gluten (celiac) or skin contact with gluten (DH). Hale & Hush products have been certified gluten-free to prevent adverse skin reactions.
Hale & Hush has created all of their products to be sulfate-free, protecting the environment as well as the skin from harsh chemicals.
Hale & Hush tests their products on individuals who fall within a variety of points along the Skin Challenge Spectrum. Hale & Hush does not test on animals.
Hale & Hush products have no added artificial fragrances since artificial fragrances can irritate skin, as well as cause nausea and/or headaches. The aroma of Hale & Hush products stems from the naturally occurring scent of the ingredients; if a product is designed to be scented, then a 100% natural scent was incorporated.
Dermatologist Tested, Organic & Sustainable Ingredients, Chirally Correct
A third-party lab performed a “repeat insult patch test” by applying Hale & Hush product on compensated volunteers (not animals) in order to test for skin reactions and make claims that the products are non-irritating, clinically tested and allergy tested; test results are reviewed by a dermatologist.
Hale & Hush chemists carefully take into account the sustainability of natural and organic ingredients, as well as create a combination of ingredients that are best suited for Sensitive and Anti-Aging skin. Natural ingredients are derived from natural sources, which can refer to earth-natural or scientifically derived lab-neutral. Some earth-natural ingredients are also organically grown, which means they are produced with environmentally sound methods: no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers and no genetic modifications.
Mother Nature creates molecules with two sides or hands, right and left. For reasons unknown to scientists, some right-handed molecules work best on skin, whereas some left-handed molecules are better received by the skin. It may be a more extensive and expensive route, but it has been Hale & Hush’s life work to only use the ‘hand’ of the lab-neutral molecule that best mimics Mother Nature’s perfect plan (aka: chirally correct).
Botanical Heart Ingredients, Circadian Rhythm Awareness, Corneotherapy Supportive
The highly purified part of a botanical that has the highest concentrated levels of the key potent active(s); In other words… the best of the best of a botanical.
Hale & Hush is acutely aware that skin cells, including critical stem cells, have their own clocks. These clocks are set to “night” in order to proliferate, repair and maintain healthy tissue. However, stress, illness, night jobs, and normal aging can all interrupt nighttime sleep, which can accelerate DNA damage, cell aging and other negative skin ailments. Hale & Hush creates products that address this natural, yet often overlooked skin ‘clock’ dilemma.
Hale & Hush chooses ingredients that supportive correction and restoration of the stratum corneum and the skin’s barrier defense systems.
WHERE DO YOU FALL?
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and becomes thinner and more fragile, which accelerates the formation and deepening of wrinkles. Aging also causes changes in overall skin texture and tone, and instigates the development of age spots, or hyperpigmentation.
The harmful effects of outdoor and indoor environments (air pollution, UVA/UVB, chemicals, etc.) are extensive. People who live in areas where there is more or less exposure to sun can affect their circadian rhythm of cell renewal. Effects on the skin include dryness, premature aging, skin rashes, eczema, poor or slow healing, and acne.
Hormonal changes due to menopause, pregnancy or birth control pills can cause various reactions. Skin type, sensitivity threshold, and scent or fragrance tolerance might change during these stages.
Some people have reactions to various stimuli (such as natural/artificial compounds, animals, greenery, foods, cleaning agents). If they come into contact with these stimuli, they can experience a range of mild to harsh skin reactions, or “allergic sensitization.” Conditions such as dermatitis and eczema can be the outcome of these reactions.
Stress has an unfortunate cyclical relationship with the skin: stress causes skin problems and skin problems cause stress. Stress affects skin by aggravating skin conditions such as premature aging, eczema, psoriasis, acne, allergies and rashes.
Skin can develop a sensitivity due to a combination of factors, one being the over-application of topicals containing irritants, usually on a daily basis. Regular exfoliation using acids or manual means can disrupt or thin the skin barrier and allow for deeper penetration of these irritants, accelerating this process even more.
People dealing with health issues frequently have sensitive skin from the condition itself and the treatment medications. Diseases affecting the skin may be viral (shingles or roseola), gastric (celiac or Crohn’s), motor neuron (Lou Gehrig’s or Parkinson’s), metabolic (thyroid or diabetes), auto-immune (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or scleroderma), and cancer.
Masks can cause skin irritation and acne when pores get clogged and the increased moisture creates an environment where bacteria can grow. Dubbed mask-ne, skin issues like hives, acne, bumps and dryness are common effects of wearing masks. Gentle products are critical in caring for skin issues affected by masks or other items that cause friction against the skin such as chin guards and helmets.