A third party lab performed a "repeat insult patch test" by applying Tecniche™ product on compensated volunteers (not animals) in order to test for skin reactions and make claims that the products are nonirritating, clinically tested and allergy tested; test results are reviewed by a dermatologist.
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, as well as debilitating vital functions of collagen production, cell regeneration and repair.
Tecniche™ 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 and Dermatitis Herpetiformis are autoimmune disorders caused by a reaction to the ingestion of (Celiac) or skin contact with (DH) gluten. Tecniche™ products have been certified Gluten-Free to prevent adverse skin reactions. Our lab is a not a “certified facility for gluten-free skin care”, but an NOP certified lab. The products are gluten tested after their manufacture and are not being contaminated with any sort of gluten.
Tecniche™ has created all of their products to be Sulfate-Free, protecting the environment as well as skin, from harsh chemicals.
Tecniche™ 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, where as some left handed molecules are better received by the skin. It may be a more extensive and expensive route, but it has been Tecniche's™ life work to only use the 'hand' of the lab-neutral molecule that best mimics Mother Nature's perfect plan (aka: Chirally Correct).
Tecniche™ 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 an other negative skin ailments. Tecniche™ creates products that address this natural, yet often overlooked, skin 'clock' dilemma.
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.
Tecniche™ products have no added artificial fragrances due to that artificial fragrances can irritate skin, as well as cause nausea and/or headaches. The aromas of Tecniche™ products stem from the naturally occurring scent of the ingredients; If a product is designed to smell extra special (ex: Joy Mist) then a 100% natural scent was utilized.
Tecniche™ tests their products on individuals who fall within a variety of points along the Skin Challenge Spectrum; Tecniche™ does not test on animals.