NICKEL TESTED

BioNike carries out a specific test on each production batch which allows to monitor production output to trace nickel contamination. The aim is to dramatically reduce nickel content in our products since nickel is a primary skin sensitiser.

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) to nickel is the most common form of dermatitis in the western industrialized countries. It affects especially the female population and some professional groups because of their greater contact with products, objects or substances containing this metal. The main treatment of nickel dermatitis is eliminating the contact with the metal. While it is known that primary sensitisation phenomena may be caused by contact with metal alloys and objects made of these alloys, the risk caused by contact with products containing nickel as a contaminant is known to a much lesser extent. Products containing nickel as a contaminant include cosmetics, in general, and make-up products, in particular. For this reason BioNike products are tailored to meet the needs of consumers with sensitive, allergic and hyper-reactive skin.

PRESERVATIVE FREE

BioNike products are based on a rigorous product development philosophy that cares for skin. We call it the “allergen-free philosophy”

Preservatives, which have been used for years in making cosmetics, drugs, food in order to preserve them from dangerous microbial contamination, have a certain degree of intrinsic toxicity, which makes them responsible for contact allergies.

BioNike has developed preservative free formulations yet equally protected from microbial contamination as any other cosmetic. We have replaced traditional preservatives with new preservation techniques that exploit specific preserving features of alternative ingredients. Preservative free products means totally eliminating the allergy risk these ingredients usually carry and to further optimise skin tolerability of our products.

FRAGRANCE FREE

BioNike products are based on a rigorous product development philosophy that cares for skin. We call it the “allergen-free philosophy”

Fragrances (perfume), have always been considered as major skin sensitisers triggering contact dermatitis. To reduce skin sensitisation risks from fragrances, BioNike develops its formulations perfume free. This applies to nearly all products except a few, especially cleansers, both because they are wash-off products and to enhance product appreciation by using a fragrance on a product segment that traditionally requires perfume. When BioNike products do contain a fragrance, these will always be carefully selected to add only allergen-free fragrances to our products.

GLUTEN FREE

BioNike products are based on a rigorous product development philosophy that cares for skin. We call it the “allergen-free philosophy”

Scientific literature has shown that gluten found in topical products can trigger skin intolerance and allergic reactions in allergy-prone individuals showing non-celiac gluten sensitivity, which will cease if gluten sources (corn, wheat, rye derivatives, etc.) are removed.