ORGAID have developed a line of organic facial sheet masks using a scientific formula composed of safe, USDA Certified Organic ingredients and with no chemical preservatives.
ORGAID started in Illinois, with a vision to provide the best skin care products using organic ingredients, products that would have a much more efficient cosmetic effect than conventional products.
Founder, Dr. Baek, PhD majoring in biomaterials, researched how to effectively deliver therapeutic effects into the human body using diverse biomaterial systems. Based on his knowledge and experienced background, he worked on an idea to effectively deliver the cosmetic effects of organic ingredients onto facial skin using sheet mask innovation. Sheet masks give enough time for the impregnated facial serum to be absorbed deeper into skin, making it convenient for consumers to use.
ORGAID developed the first sheet mask made in USA with a scientific formula composed of high-quality organic ingredients. Sheet masks have been developed by companies in Asia, however, most products are not developed and manufactured by a brand company (contract manufacturing is more common), and the quality often does not meet USA consumers' quality needs. In addition, most sheet masks use irritating ingredients such as parabens, fragrance and phenoxyethanol.
Instead, ORGAID's aim is to provide the highest quality of products using a unique formulation of certified organic botanical ingredients.
Orgaid proudly uses Ecoderma, a patented sheet fabric of superior quality to effectively deliver facial serum into the deeper layers of your skin.
Every company and brand uses a unique type of sheets. Mostly, four main materials are used, listed from the first generation to the most recent generation:
• Flat, porous sheets made directly from separate fibres, molten plastic or plastic film (filters, wipes, diapers, etc. use non-woven fibre)
• Limited capacity to deliver serum deeper into the skin
• Does not adhere well to the face making it difficult to move around in them
• Natural fibre harvested from cotton plant (clothes, towels, etc. use cotton)
• Soft and breathable
• Have better absorption system into the skin compared to non-woven fibre
• Does not adhere to the face too well, making it difficult to move around in them
• 3D structured biocompatible polymer network (used to treat wounds and skin damage in the medical field)
• Great absorption system and provides a cooling effect
• Adheres to the face well, making it easy to move around
• Not breathable
• Generally has the top and bottom parts of sheet separately
• Chemicals used during certain aspects of the hydrogel manufacturing process can irritate skin
• Normally expensive
• A type of non-woven fabric from microbial cellulose rather than plant based cellulose
• Adheres to the skin better than cotton, but still not as good as hydrogel
• Great absorption system
• Easier to move around in than cotton, but less so than hydrogel
• Came out after hydrogel to improve on the negative qualities of non-woven fabric, but not as comfortable as hydrogel
• Slightly on the expensive side
• The newest generation of fabric for sheet masks developed with advanced technology
• A combination of positive attributes from non-woven fabric and natural hydrogel
• Adheres to the face very well, thus making it easy to move around
• Absorbs serum deeper into skin
• Safe and comfortable on skin
Aloe Vera increases your body's collagen production and is filled with key vitamins such as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. Different studies are demonstrating the advantages of aloe with respect to moisturising, soothing skin, battling aging and treating acne. Aloe Vera speeds skin cell re-production by up to eight times.
Horsetail is the botanical having the highest concentration of silica. Silica is an important building block for nails, skin and hair, and it is an age old beauty secret. Skin, nails and hair all thrive on silica, quickly retaining it. In the body system, silica is essential to maintain and possibly improve the strength of the bones, hair, skin, organs and blood vessels adding to the structure, strength, and adaptability of all connective tissues. Many trust that the use of this mineral tends to show a more refined and consummated physical appearance. The skin knows precisely how to utilize silica to change to the best form of itself.
Lavender is credited with being antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, stimulating, toning, healing, soothing, energising, balancing, antispasmodic and anti-allergenic (Michalun & Michalun, 2010). There doesn't appear to be much that lavender cannot accomplish for you. It is one of the only essential oils that aroma therapists recommend you to apply on your skin to treat minor wounds and burns. It functions admirably on all skin types and is effective when it comes to treating oily skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. Lavender is believed to invigorate cell development and recovery in the skin by aiding the upper layer of your skin to restore itself.
Willow Bark is a source of natural salicylic acid-like ingredient. It has been demonstrated to promote skin cell turnover by enhancing exfoliation with no skin aggravation. This leads to a general improvement in the skin condition and a smoothing impact as well as reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Likewise known for its antimicrobial elements, it can be valuable as a remedy for problem skin conditions.
The superior exfoliation action of Willow bark is thought to be a result of its lipid solubility. Focusing on its exfoliating action in the lipid-rich external layers of the skin helps to reduce the buildup of dry, dull skin flakes. Willow Bark Extract has been observed to be non-irritating to the skin, even at a 100 percent level.
Rosemary offers anti-septic properties that make it valuable additive for healthy skin care. It is said to stimulate blood circulation and is being utilised as a part of body wraps for anti-cellulite and scalp treatments as well. Rosemary additionally has a multitude of wonderful advantages raging from moisturising your skin and supporting collagen growth to fighting off skin-damaging free radicals.
Green Tea extract has various advantages, principally due to its Polyphenols and Methylxanthines components. Polyphenols are in charge of the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Furthermore, they are able to inhibit collagenase, the enzyme causing degradation of collagen and the vascular endothelium. Methylxanthines stimulate vasodilator response, and keep the lipid from accumulating into the adipocytes. Uses of Green Tea extract include anti-wrinkling formulas, sun protectors, sensitive and irritated skin products, anti-cellulite treatment and hair care products that improve gloss and strength.
Witch Hazel distillate has anesthetic, anti-fungal antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties. Witch Hazel is popular for soothing skin and acting as strong antioxidant, making it essential for a vast variety of cosmetic and medicinal use. Witch Hazel is used for acne, blemishes, pimples, sunburn, windburn, blistered skin, swelling, bruises, removing make-up, reduction of bags under the eyes, skin puffiness, and reduction of pore sizes.
Niacinamide is the active form of vitamin B3. It is a safe, non-irritating cosmeceutical element that has the capacity to offer a lot of advantages according to various researches, including the improvement of skin moisturisation and aged and photo-damaged skin.
Clinical studies have shown topical niacinamide to be effective in enhancing skin texture and the appearance of hyper-pigmented spots, with improvement in red blotchiness and the reduction of the severity of fine lines. It has been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis and production of ceramide, a lipid compound that adds to the structural and functional quality of the skin. Theoretically, by improving the barrier quality, niacinamide may support the skin to have resistance against the external irritants.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (carbohydrate) that occurs naturally in the body system, which is a powerful humectant (moisture-binding ingredient). It is available in huge quantities in the spaces between skin calls where it provides moisture, suppleness, firmness, and plumpness to the skin. Hyaluronic is actually plentiful at the early or infant stages, but it diminishes with age, most significantly after age 40.
Hyaluronic acid offers superior hydration, enhances elasticity and reverses free radical damage bringing about a more youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid has the extraordinary capacity to hold more than 1000 times its weight in water, which is a key element in permitting the skin to hold more water. Astonishingly, hyaluronic acid can also change its moisture absorption adjusting to your skin's needs, making it ideal for all skin types. Hyaluronic acid also protects the epidermis by scavenging reactive oxygen species created by UV light, which would normally cause sunspots. Hyaluronic helps skin look and feel softer, smoother and more hydrated.
Maltodextrin is a carbohydrate and polysaccharide derived from rice, corn or potato starch. While this natural sugar is most commonly used as a food additive and sweetener (with a very low calorie count), it is also used in cosmetics and beauty products because of its ability to bind other compounds and stabilize formulas. It also serves as a film former and suspending agent.
Researchers noted the effectiveness of Maltodextrin as an anti-ageing ingredient as well as an anti-irritant. Although Maltodextrin is not an anti-ageing compound, it supports the anti-ageing actions of the weak acids and reduces skin irritation that is sometimes caused by other acids. It was also demonstrated to decrease irritation associated with the use of weak carboxylic acids and improves the anti-ageing efficacy of hydroxy acids.
Lactobacillus ferment used in our sheet masks is a probiotic-based ingredient created by the fermentation (ageing) of Lactobacillus in a defined growth medium. Lactobacillus is one of the types of microorganisms used to produce fermented products such as sauerkraut and kimchi, a Korean dietary staple, both from cabbage. In the same way as other parts of the lactic acid bacteria family, Lactobacillus can acidify its surrounding by restricting the growth of different microorganisms. In addition to acidifying its surroundings, Lactobacillus also creates novel antimicrobial peptides, otherwise called bacteriocins, which are capable of providing broad spectrum antimicrobial protection. Lactobacillus ferment not only has antibacterial features, but also provides moisturising skin with diverse proteins derived from the fermentation.
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (KOSHER)
Kosher Vegetable Glycerin is a non-toxic, odourless, clear, gelatinous liquid obtained from plant oils, typically coconut, soy or palm oil. Coconut and palm oils are natural triglyceride mixture; every triglyceride is made out of 3 fatty acids esterified with glycerin.
As a humectant, Glycerin draws and retains moisture into the skin at an intra and extra cellular level. Once of recent study shows the patients who are subjected with glycerin twice daily for 4 weeks showed significant improvement in the hydration of the outer layer of skin, and the skin's normal protective barrier capacity was restored.
A thickening agent used primarily to make gel-like formulations that has the capacity to control the flow and thickness of cosmetic items. They additionally help distribute and suspend insoluble solids into liquid, and keep the fluid and oil components of a solution from separating. They can absorb and hold water, and can rise-up to a thousand times their initial volume when dispersed in water. By and large, this group of ingredients is utilised as a part of gel-like formulation in light of the fact that it forms a colloidal, adhesive-like consistency when dissolved in water. With its superior biosafety, carbomer is included in a wide variety of personal care products such as scrubs, cleanser, eye cream, anti-ageing treatment, shampoo, sunscreen, facial moisturiser and styling gel.
L-arginine is an organic amino acid, a building block of proteins. L-Arginine plays a key role in collagen synthesis and is important in maintaining a healthy, youthful skin. It also plays a significant role in cell division, wound healing, and immunisation. It is the immediate predecessor of nitric oxide (NO), which causes the veins to unwind, in this way enhancing the flow of blood. This assists in delivering nutrients and oxygen to tissue, bringing about a healthier skin. Since it additionally enhances burning of body fat and building of muscle capacities, Arginine is frequently utilised as a component in many muscle building and weight loss shakes. Wheat germ, beans, oats, seeds and nuts are all plant based source of arginine.
HOW DO SHEET MASKS WORK?
This schematic image explains how sheet masks work for skin. The key techniques for maximising the effect is combining the fabric and serum. ORGAID's 'Ecoderma' fabric prevents fast evaporation of serum allowing ingredients to penetrate deeper while remaining breathable and strongly adhering to your skin. The physical and chemical properties of serum, such as viscosity and average molecular weights of ingredients, are important. ORGAID's serums have been developed not only with organic ingredients but also optimised with a unique recipe for maiximum effect.
We compared the effects of sheet masks to topical application of facial serum. The experiment proved that Ecoderma sheet delivers the serum much more effectively, deeper into skin. To avoid testing on animals, we used an agar hydrogel (5mm thick), which has a similar structure to skin. Serum was prepared in the same way as ORGAID's Anti-aging and Moisturizing Organic Sheet Mask.
After mixing the serum with fluorescent dye (1/1000 ratio), one hydrogel was covered with an Ecoderma sheet soaked with the serum, and another hydrogel was topically rubbed with the serum only. After 20 minutes, samples were cut in half, and the cross sections of samples were imaged with a fluorescent microscope. The Ecoderma sample had a much bigger and wider intensity of fluorescence compared to the control. This experiment was performed in University of Illinois.
Dr. Ian Baek is the founder of ORGAID Inc. He received his PhD degree in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. For the past eight years, Dr. Baek has been diligently applying himself to making new discoveries in biomaterials and nanoparticles while furthering his education in the discipline of materials science and engineering.
His research has been specifically concerned with advanced active delivery of biomolecules into the human body for biomedical applications. Successful research in Dr. Baek’s field addresses how the basic materials from which objects are made can be improved for the enhancement of the device. Therefore, Dr. Baek’s research results have directly contributed to the improvement of medical techniques and public health.
His research has resulted in over 15 papers in worldwide scientific journal articles and numerous conference papers. Based on his knowledge from previous research, he was inspired to combine cosmetics and biomaterial science, and finally established a ORGAID with the desire to help people to have healthier skin and confidence in his unique formulations. He is continuing to research how to effectively deliver the beneficial nutrition into human skin in the safest manner.
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