IS FACE OF BEAUTY
For more than eighty years, the Istituto di Ricerche Biochimiche Ganassini has been putting all its energy and its scientific knowhow in the formulation and production of innovative skin care products.
All its competence and resources in the most advanced research are at the service of men women and children all over the world, with respect for their diversities.
The corporate action is distinguished in the diverse skin care market by the reliability and the certainty of a safe result.
In order to pursue and keep alive this excellence, we commit ourselves every day in the production of products that are excellent for their quality and that are produced with respect for the environment and the dignity of human beings.
Istituto di Ricerche Biochimiche Ganassini is a leading brand as far as Made in Italy skin care products are concerned.
The strong values of the company are based on its family culture, on the belonging to a great pharmaceutical tradition from which its international ambition originated.
of active principles
It indicates the presence in the cosmetic preparations of a high concentration of active principles complying with the efficiency criteria and tested in order to ensure both use safety and cosmetic pleasantness.
The product is subjected to a Path test, a diagnostic method used in order to detect the possible presence of substances, that when come in contact with skin, cause a contact dermatitis. Using a sticking plaster, the product is applied while closing a restricted skin area. The dermatological control is made after 24 or 48 hours.
Every production batch is subjected to a control in order to detect the possible presence of micro-organisms in order to verify the compliance with the requirements of the European Pharmacopeia.
The ophthalmological test is conducted in order to assess the degree of tolerability of the cosmetic preparations that can be used in the periocular zone. The product is used every day during a specified period. The cosmetic tolerability is established on the basis of the clinical assessment made by an ophthalmologist. He detects possible ocular problems and possible adverse reactions reported by volunteers.
The made in Ganassini products are formulated in order to minimise the risk of allergy. For this reason, the product is subjected to the “Repeated Insult Patch Test” (HRIPT), an allergy test repeated over a period of time. Using a sticking plaster, the product is applied on the skin while closing a specific skin area. The application is repeated 9 times over three consecutive weeks under dermatological control.
The test allows to understand if the daily use of a product is responsible of the formation of comedones, the appearance of which can cause the occlusion of the sebaceous follicle, with the possible occurrence of skin imperfections.
This indicates that the product has a fragrance formulated excluding substances that may be allergenic, in compliance with the criteria of the EC Regulation (Annex III EC Regulation 1223/2009).
The packaging materials are selected: glass, aluminium and Pe-Evoh (technological copolymer), in order to ensure the protection of products. They constitute an efficient barrier against humidity, temperature changes and external environment. Aluminium is totally oxygen-impermeable, Pe-Evoh is 300 to 4.000 times more impermeable than PE (plastic commonly used for cosmetics). Glass is an inert substance that ensures the inalterability of the formulations.
We are friends of beauty, also of the beauty of the planet. We have been using for years all necessary equipment in order to prevent, reduce and, where possible, eliminate every kind of pollution or of unjustified use of resources that can be caused by our work. All our dermocosmetics are formulated and prepared in our research laboratories in Milan, our production site equipped with an Environmental Management System. This because, since our birth, we have committed ourselves in a production activity in compliance with the principles of the sustainable development. Istituto Ganassini produces its products by paying particular attention to the environment, by reducing packaging and by favouring the low environmental impact processes. In addition, the electricity used in the plants and offices comes from renewable sources, it’s traceable and 100% certified.
Istituto Ganassini respects the directives of the European Union that, through the Directive 2003/15/EC, has established the prohibition of animal testing for finished cosmetic products from the 11th September 2004. On the 11th March 2009 the prohibition of animal testing for the ingredients of cosmetic products entered into force: in this regard, Istituto Ganassini pays particular attention to the selection and the use of ingredients that haven’t been tested on animal, by calling its suppliers for guarantees. This strengthens even more the first priority: the protection of health and wellbeing of the customer and of the environment.
WE DON’T LOVE
bioflavonids and caffeine
It has been reported that the intake of large quantities of bioflavonois can increase the risk of developing disease during pregnancy (for the foetus) and during lactation (for the baby). All our products, advised for pregnant women, don’t contain bioflavonoids and caffeine.
preservatives and parabens
Parabens are substances that are used as preservatives in cosmetics, drugs and food. Although according the assessment of the toxicological profile they are considered safe substances, in some individuals they may cause different reactions.
For this reason, they aren’t use in the formulation of our products.
SLELS E SLS
Sodium laureth sulphate and sodium dodecyl sulphate are two surfactants that are used in detergent formulations in order to obtain a greater foaming effect. They can cause skin irritation, for this reason they aren’t use in our product formulations.
Tested for nickel, chromium,
cobalt, mercury and palladium
All Ganassini products are tested for the main metals that are responsible for skin sensitisation with tools that have limits of detection of one part per billion (1ppb, 3 order of magnitude below).