The factory "Nevskaya Kosmetika" has been producing the cream "Spermacetovy", intended for the care of dry and normal skin for several decades.
The name of the cream is intriguing and suggests the biologically active substance to which the miraculous effect on the skin is attributed.
As expected, the manufacturer on the tube with cream indicated its composition. Actively active substances are olive oil, lanolin, beeswax.
Olive oil was used as aCosmetic remedy in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece. It contains polyunsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants (phenols, phenolic acids and polyphenols), vitamins A, E, K, B4, due to which it nourishes the skin well and stimulates the regeneration of its cells.
Lanolin is a natural animal waxOrigin, which is extracted by evaporating the fat from the sheep's wool. It consists of a mixture of fatty acids, esters and high-molecular alcohols. The composition of lanolin is close to the composition of human fat and therefore easily absorbed into the skin, perfectly nourishes and moisturizes it.
There is reason to believe that lanolin can clog the pores of the skin, which leads to the formation of comedones.
Bee wax has the strongest germicidal and wound healing properties. In addition, it contains free fatty acids, fatty alcohols and esters that nourish and rejuvenate the skin.
In addition to natural ingredients,Spermaceous cream includes synthetic, obtained by distillation of petroleum products, for example, ceresin and paraffin. These substances are widely used in cosmetic products. The main requirement for them is a high degree of purification.
As a preservative in the cream "Spermacetovy"Used bronopol - a synthetic substance with high antibacterial activity. During the decomposition, bronopolol emits formaldehyde, which is the strongest carcinogen. In addition, formaldehyde is able to react with components containing nitrogen. As a result, nitrosamines are formed - substances that have pronounced mutagenic properties. Many beauticians recommend women of childbearing age to refrain from using cosmetics containing bronopol.
Preservatives suppress the development of bacteria in creams containing natural ingredients.
Is it contained in the cream spermaceti
Spermaceti is a natural wax-like substance,Which is found in the spermaceti sac in the frontal lobes of sperm whales, bottlenose whales and some other cetaceans. Spermaceti was widely used in the cosmetic industry until whaling was not banned by the international convention.
The extraction of spermacetas is enthrallingly described in Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick.
After that, cosmetologists developedErsatz-spermaceti-cetyl palmitate, which is an ester of palmitic acid and cetyl alcohol. To the touch, this substance is reminiscent of animal wax and is a thickener of cosmetic creams and ointments. Erzac spermaceti is sold in pharmacies. You can make masks and home creams that include this substance. However, the cream "Spermacetovy" does not contain ersatz-spermaceti. Obviously, the name became a tribute to the past, when the composition of this cosmetic product included natural or artificial spermaceti.