What is biocompatibility?
Biocompatibility is the science of enhancing skin health and delivering high performance results by working in synergy with the skin's natural biological processes. Biocompatible products are carefully formulated to include ingredients that the skin recognises and accepts, allowing them to penetrate deeply without causing irritation, allergic reactions or damage to the dermal layers.
What's the difference between biocompatible and naturally-derived products
Naturally-derived products often contain synthesised ingredients that can provide instant results but lead to detrimental effects on skin and health over time. The term "naturally derived" is loose enough to encompass heavily processed synthetic ingredients because, when those synthetic compounds are broken down and traced back to the sum of their parts, they originally came from nature.
The only way to be certain that your personal care products are truly healthy and natural is to look for certified organic and biocompatible ingredients.
Ingredients to avoid
When shopping for biocompatible products there are a few red flags that are easy to spot. Check the ingredients label and steer clear of all sulfates (SLS, SLES, SDS, ALS, SMS), petroleum-based compounds (PEGS), glucosides, synthetic fragrance, dyes, parabens, phthalates, detergents and mineral oils.
These known endocrine disruptors and carginogens commonly cause contact sensitivity and irritation.
Caring for your skin naturally
At WØRKS, we've chosen to create organic skin health formulations with biocompatible plant lipids and botanicals that actively improve the skin without disturbing its natural functions. Our organic hand care and body care products are scientifically formulated to deliver high performance results while caring for your skin.