All of our shampoos are formulated without SLS and SLES (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate), which are considered aggressive and potentially irritating surfactants. Instead we chose to use a gentler cleansing agent, SODIUM COCETH SULFATE, derived from coconut. Using a more dermo-compatible cleansing product means protecting scalp health and balance over time.
Petrolatum (Paraffinum liquidum) is a refined petroleum product with film-forming properties that prevents correct transpiration and oxygenation of scalp and hair. We opted to replace it, where possible, with more dermo-compatible, naturally derived ingredients with the same properties, but fewer unknowns to health. The skin and hair must be free to do the most natural thing possible, i.e. breathe.
Silicones are inorganic polymers derived from silicon that are produced through chemical synthesis processes. Although it’s true that they give immediate softness and shine to hair, thanks to their film-forming effect, they prevent the penetration of the active ingredients since they occlude the scales of the cuticle. That is why we eliminated them, where possible, from our formulations.
Parabens and MIT are preservatives that have become the subject of controversy. Scientific research has not yet taken a definitive stance on whether or not they are harmful. While awaiting a response that dispels all doubt, we decided to use some alternative preservative systems. In particular, we use a biodegradable mixture of fruit acids for all our shampoos: Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate. For masks and conditioners instead we use a preservative mixture composed of Benzyl Alcohol and a naturally derived softening agent, Glyceryl Laurate.
All INSIGHT products are without synthetic dyes, with the exception of one product (Anti-yellow shampoo) in which the use of dye is unavoidable because it performs an action needed for the formula to work.
We chose to use only fragrances without allergens, so that our treatments will be as gentle as possible, even on the most sensitive scalps.
Water is the key ingredient for creating our products, as well as being a carrier of the active ingredients and extracts of the formulas: for this reason for years Eley has treated the water for the productions with ozone. Some studies have confirmed that ozone, a molecule made up of three oxygen atoms, is a valid alternative to traditional agents such as chlorine and its compounds; compared to them ozone has higher oxidising power, making it effective against a wider range of bacteria. At low concentration levels ozone is non-toxic and returns to its original form (oxygen) in a short time, without leaving residues. Its use also guarantees rapid, safe, deep-down and completely ecological sanitation, making the water microbiologically pure, in the perfect condition to actively incorporate the functional principles.
The entire INSIGHT hair line is VEGAN OK certified, including the INCOLOR colouring line. This standard was established to foster the dissemination of a culture of respect for life and the environment, also in favour of those who are not vegans or vegetarians, so that such values can be a common heritage for all. Therefore, buying a product bearing the VEGAN OK logo on the label, the consumer implicitly receives a guarantee from the manufacturer that the product does not contain animal components and so it did not directly involve exploitation and killing of animals.
The main functional active ingredients in our formulations are derived from organic agriculture, coming from certified crops. Combinations of naturally derived oils and butters then work in synergy with these extracts, increasing hair softness and nutrition. Selecting organic active ingredients means safeguarding the planet, protecting the workers who are part of the production chain and protecting the well-being of the final consumers.
All our formulas are nickel tested, ‹ 0.5 PPM, to guarantee greater safety in case of hypersensitivity.
Our formulas contain a high percentage of natural derived ingredients. On average, more than 96% of the total formula is composed of raw materials of natural origin.
Our packaging represents us, not only because of our choice of materials, but also with a message that identifies our philosophy:
- LOVE for Nature and Planet
- CARE Yourself
- LIFE in the Natural Connection
- FEEL your Inner Beauty