Vivocin Protect & Repair Ointment 30 ml
The Protect & Repair Ointment is formulated to provide a maximum protection to damaged or irritated skin. It contains a very high level of lipids that protects and nourishes the skin. Vitamins and other actives gently supports the skins natural regeneration process and barrier restauration*.
To provide the maximum protection this ointment is slightly thicker in its viscosity and you will feel how it creates a protective barrier. It is also suitable for dry cracked skin and dry chapped skin spots.
Vivocin® Protect & Repair Ointment:
- Provides maximum protection to damaged or irritated skin
- Supports the skins natural regeneration process and barrier restauration
- Clinically tested and proven to be safe, effective and gentle
- With Dexpanthenol (5%), Calendula, Beeswax, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Edelweiss, Squalane, Shea butter
- Suitable for common issues like superficial burns, itchy, irritated or dry skin
- 0% mineral oil, fragrance, colorants, alcohol, parabens and lanolin (from sheep)
- Made in Switzerland
- Safe, effective and extremely well tolerated by sensitive skin
- Very gentle, 0% irritation on sensitive skin (ROAT test):
The Graph below shows the obtained Mean irritation Index
To note: The chart looks empty but is correct, there were 0% recorded irritations during the clinical testing.
- To have a repairing effect, restore skin barrier and reduce TEWL:
ApplicationApply the ointment on clean dry skin 3-5 times a day for 7-14 days after the treatment or until the area is fully healed (e.g. a few days for a sun burn).
IngredientsThis product contains:
- 41% lipids that supports and nourishes the skin
- 92% natural ingredients
- 0% mineral oil, fragrance, colorant, alcohol, paraben, aluminium
The ingredients are the foundation of any product. For that reason, we put the highest priority on creating exceptional formulations with the best ingredients available. Our mainly natural ingredients are always well researched, documented and proven to be effective and gentle to the skin.
Dexpanthenol / Vitamin B5
- Commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry for wound healing and is one of the most well researched and documented ingredients in dermatology
- Provides several proven benefits for wound healing, eczema, irritated and dry skin
- Supports the barrier restauration of the skin and it’s natural regeneration process as well as locking in moisture for a hydrating effect.
- Has an anti-inflammatory effect
Treatment with a dexpanthenol-containing cream has shown significantly enhanced skin barrier repair and stratum corneum hydration, while reducing skin roughness and inflammation*.
Further beneficial effects of dexpanthenol have been observed in patients who have undergone skin transplantation, scar treatment or therapy for burn injuries and different dermatoses. Topical dexpanthenol acts like a moisturizer, improving stratum corneum hydration, reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and maintaining skin softness and elasticity. Dexpanthenol also stimulates the activation of fibroblast proliferation, which is of relevance in wound healing. Accelerated re-epithelization in wound healing, monitored by means of the TEWL as an indicator of the intact epidermal barrier function, has also been seen**.
Dexpanthenol has an anti-inflammatory effect and considerably improves the symptoms of skin irritation, such as itching, dryness, roughness, scaling, erosion/fissures. Topical administration of dexpanthenol preparations is well tolerated, with minimal risk of skin irritancy or sensitization **
* Proksch E PMID: 19753737
** Ebner F PMID: 12113650
Niacinamide / Vitamin B3
- Commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry and one of the most well researched and documented ingredients in dermatology
- Provides several key benefits for wound healing and barrier restauration by preventing trans-epidermal water loss, locking in moisture in the skin.
- Has an anti-inflammatory effect and is often used to treat severe acne
Topical application of niacinamide has a stabilizing effect on epidermal barrier function, seen as a reduction in transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and improvement in the moisture content of the horny layer. Niacinamide leads to an increase in protein synthesis (e.g. keratin) and has anti-inflammatory effects*.
Other studies confirm that Niacinamide is an effective agent for overall barrier enhancement by promoting epidermal lipid and protein production. Treatment with niacinamide increases barrier components and increases the skin’s resistance and response to damaging agents.**
* Wolfgang Gehring, Hautklinik am Klinikum der Stadt Karlsruhe Accepted for publication 19 August 2004
** Donnald Bisset, Procter & Gamble – supplied by The British Library
- Commonly used in dermatology since decades for its healing and calming effects.
- Typically used in treatment of burns or eczema
- Research suggest it has skin barrier stabilization properties
More common applications of vitamin E includes treatment of burns, surgical scars and other wounds. It is also common in products used for healing and calming atopic dermatitis or eczema. Advances in research on the physiology and mechanism of vitamin E in human skin has led to the development of numerous new formulations for use dermatological products. Research suggests that topical vitamin E also has skin barrier stabilizing properties.
- Used for its wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties for centuries
- Scientifically proven to accelerate wound healing
- 100 % natural and derived from the Marigold plant family
Calendula oils are derived from the marigold flower and have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. The flowers were applied to cuts and wounds to stop bleeding, prevent infection and speed healing. It is still important in alternative medicine today and within Dermatology Calendula based products have been used treat minor cuts, burns, and skin irritation*.
Plant pharmacological studies have suggested that Calendula extracts have antiviral, antigenotoxic, and anti-inflammatory properties in vitro**. In herbalism, Calendula in suspension or in tincture is used topically for treating acne, reducing inflammation, controlling bleeding, and soothing irritated tissue.**
* U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/USA.gov
** Jimenez-Medina, et al. (2006)
** Duran, V, et al. (2005). "Results of the clinical examination of an ointment with marigold (Calendula officinalis) extract in the treatment of venous leg ulcers". Int J Tissue React. 27 (3): 101–6. PMID 16372475.
- Occurs naturally in skin and is one of the most common lipids
- Acts as a barrier to shield the body from environmental toxins and pollution
- Rich in anti-oxidants, it locks in moisture and has antibacterial properties
Naturally occurring in our own bodies, it is among the most common lipids produced by human skin cells, making up approximately 10 percent of our sebum. On the skin’s surface it acts as a barrier, both protecting the skin from moisture loss and providing a shield for the body from environmental toxins. Many medical professionals assert that squalane can be effective in treating the symptoms of atopic dermatitis, eczema, rashes and sun burns. This antioxidant-rich ingredient fights free radicals in the skin and it has good antibacterial properties.
- Used for its wound healing and protective properties for centuries
- Proven to be more effective than many commonly used barrier creams (e.g. mineral oil, paraffin)
- Has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties
- Provides a natural barrier to the outside world retaining moisture and repelling toxins and pollution
Beeswax applied to the skin also has soothing and protective properties. It provides a natural barrier between the skin and outside elements, helping to retain moisture and keep out environmental contaminants and toxins. This is a very important benefit in today’s urbanized high pollution environment. Beeswax provides a natural and healthy alternative to paraffin and mineral oil.
* Peter J. Frosch; Detlef Peiler; Veit Grunert; Beate Grunenberg (July 2003). Efficacy of barrier creams in comparison to skin care products in dental laboratory technicians – a controlled trial.". Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft (in German) AND Blackwell Synergy. 1 (7): 547–557. doi:10.1046/j.1439-0353.2003.03701.x. PMID 16295040. Retrieved 1/12/2008.
- Used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory and protective properties
- Protects the skin against external toxins and UV rays
- Restores the skins natural strength and resilience
Several clinical studies have proven the efficacy of edelweiss to protect the skin against damage induced by oxidative stress as well as reinforce its defense against pathogens. Edelweiss extracts have a high concentration of flavonoids and phenolic acid that aid to fight UV-induced damage and make it an ideal constituent of sun blocks. The same constituents that protect the flower from strong ultraviolet rays at high altitudes also protect our skin from sun damage*.
Vivocin only sources edelweiss from Eco certified Swiss organic farms.
* For their investigations of the anti-inflammatory effects of Leontopodium alpinum Prof. Dr. H. Stuppner (University of Innsbruck)
- Used for centuries for it skin healing and hydration properties
- Rich in vitamins that are important for dermatology it boost collagen production
- Protects against UV rays and has an anti-inflammatory properties
Shea butter is an effective base for medicinal ointments. Some of the isolated chemical constituents are reported to have anti-inflammatory**, emollient, and humectant properties.
* E. T. Masters, J. A. Yidana and P. N. Lovett. "Reinforcing sound management through trade: shea tree products in Africa".
** Akihisa, T.; Kojima, N.; Kikuchi, T.; Yasukawa, K.; Tokuda, H.; Masters, E. T.; Manosroi, A.; Manosroi, J. (2010). "Anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive effects of triterpene cinnamates and acetates from shea fat". Journal of Oleo Science. 59 (6): 273–80. doi:10.5650/jos.59.273. PMID 20484832.
- Questice is a naturally derived ingredient that releases menthol gradually over time
- Menthol has been used as a natural remedy for burns and inflammation for centuries
- By using Questice you avoid the initial irritation and sting typically encountered when applying menthol directly on burnt or irritated skin
- avoid the initial irritation commonly found when applying menthol directly on skin
- benefit from a long term cooling and calming effect
Swiss spring water
Thermal water has been used for thousands of years to treat various dermatological issues. Thanks to its purifying effect and antioxidant properties, thermal water is the very suitable to provide solutions for sensitive or atypical skin types. Due to its soothing properties it can relieve the skin from dryness, irritation and itchiness. Rashes due to eczema, rosacea and psoriasis will become less noticeable and can possibly disappear completely.
Vivocin uses only Swiss spring water in its products. We source our water from the alpine region, far away from the pollution and contamination that can be found in more urban areas.
Vivocin offers a high performance medical skin repair range that include many of the proven ingredients that are used in the pharmaceutical wound healing industry. The formulas are developed to support effective and gentle healing after dermatological procedures like permanent make-up, tattoos and laser treatments.
The Vivocin range contains:
- a very high level of active ingredients that also make it suitable for more common issues like superficial burns, itchy, irritated or dry skin
- mainly natural ingredients respecting both the consumers and environment
- pure spring water sourced from the Swiss alps known for its calming and soothing properties
- 0% mineral oil, fragrance, colorant, alcohol, paraben
The SkinThe Skin's Function and Structure
The skin is the largest organ in the human body making up about 16% of the total body weight. Its most important function is to form a physical barrier to the environment allowing and limiting the inward and outward passage of water and various substances. It also provides protection against mechanically induced injury, micro-organisms, UV radiation and toxins (e.g. pollution). It consists of three structural layers, the epidermis, dermis and subcutis (or hypodermis). The epidermis is the outer layer, serving as the physical barrier between the body and the external environment. The dermis is a deeper layer providing structural support to the skin while the subcutis makes up the very inner layer and is an important depo of fat.
The skin constantly renews itself, the complete cycle takes about 28 days. Skin cells gradually move from the inner layer to the epidermis where they eventually die and are released from the skin. Vivocin products are created to enable you to take care of your skin like it takes care of you.
The Skin and dermatological procedures
The skin is in constant contact with the external elements like cold, heat, extreme dryness. This can put a strain to the skin causing irritation, redness and itch. In the same way certain dermatological or medical procedures can negatively impact the skin. It will then need some extra attention and support to get healed. Permanent cosmetics, tattoos and laser treatments are examples of procedures that require special after-care to ensure the healing of the skin as well as ensuring the results of the procedure are as good as possible.
There are many ways to measure the health of the skin. One of the most common measures to assess wound healing is Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). It measures the amount of moisture that the skin releases. Due to its weakened structure damaged or scared skin releases more water than healthy strong skin. Avoiding excessive water loss is instrumental to the healing of skin. All Vivocin products are designed to support the skin by decreasing TEWL.