If there is any upside to this dreadful coronavirus pandemic, it’s probably the fact that it has encouraged people from all walks of life to take a good look at the state of their health and wellness. For many, the public health crisis has been a stark reminder of exactly how precious — and fleeting — life is. Whether the outcome of that realization is a new fitness routine, healthier eating habits, or increased attention to everything going in and on their bodies, the goal is often the same: to take charge of one’s health as much as humanly possible.
As a result, some people are giving their skincare and cosmetics products a second look. Are the ingredients safe? How are they tested? How are they produced? Since U.S. cosmetics regulation laws haven’t been updated since 1938, it can be confusing to really know which ingredients are potentially dangerous. While the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals from use in beauty products, the U.S. has only banned 11. And that means that many “FDA-approved” products still include red-flag ingredients, such as parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl), phenoxyethanol, mineral oil, paraffin, petrolatum, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol, BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), chemical sunscreens (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate or octinoxate), or fragrance.
Hero’s conscious approach to acne care
At Hero Cosmetics, we not only avoid any potentially dangerous ingredients, but also thoughtfully choose every single ingredient that goes into our products. Unlike other skincare brands that use harsh ingredients or outdated approaches that don’t deliver, Hero follows a conscious approach to healing skin. We choose ingredients and develop formulas that are always backed by clinically high standards.
Integrity and safety drive our business and the products we create. We use 100% gentle ingredients and are 100% transparent in our product details. And we want you to feel 100% safe each and every time you use a Hero product, which is why our blog is filled with ingredient spotlights that help you understand what a skincare ingredient does, how it can benefit your specific skin condition or concern, and whether there are any potential safety or sensitisation risks. We believe that our expertise should be your expertise, so you can make the best possible consumer decisions for your skin, health and wellness.
High-quality ingredients + clinical testing = safe products that effectively heal your skin
Our consciously clinical approach to skincare begins with the highest quality ingredients and production practices. In fact, the goal for our very first product — Mighty Patch — was to bring K-beauty acne patches to the U.S. market, using the highest-quality hydrocolloid possible. Our patches are made with medical-grade hydrocolloid that goes through a gamma ray sterilization process under ISO 13485-certified labs. That’s why Mighty Patch happens to be the best acne patch in terms of consistency, stickiness and absorption power.
Both Micropoint for Blemishes and Micropoint for Dark Spots also come in a clear shell casing to hold your patches and protect the microneedle shape. They're then enclosed in aluminum seal to keep the patches in pristine condition!
Our Mighty Patches, Micropoint patches, Rescue Balm and all of our products undergo rigorous clinical testing to fully evaluate their dermal safety and overall effectiveness. Together with dermatologists, skincare experts and acne sufferers, we take an innovative approach in consumer testing to ensure that our products are the best of their kind. We’re constantly asking questions! How can this product be better? Is it safe for sensitive skin? Does it pass our "fan club's” exacting standards? Is it showing real results, as in effects you can see in before-and-after photos? We don't bring a product to market without first answering each of those questions.
Our mission is to make you feel like the best version of yourself — including your skin. And the way we do that is with acne treatments that you can understand, trust and know will safely heal your skin.
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