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The Evme Method
Backed By Science
“Hypoallergenic” is supposed to be better for sensitive skin, right?! But even products labeled “hypoallergenic” or “for sensitive skin” can contain countless triggers and hidden reactors that could irritate the skin more than it helped—which frustrated us!
With people allergic to so many different ingredients, and with allergies rising, it has become important to consider a broader set of potential allergens than before. It’s not enough to be slightly less allergenic than normal. We need to aim to be as close to sans-allergenic (without allergens) as we can.
Led by Dr. Anjuli Mehrotra, a board certified allergist and immunologist, our team meticulously identified and excluded thousands of potential allergens and irritants. Based on scientific research and decades of data and clinical experience, we’ve designed our own high-performance products and rigorously-tested formulas—built one ingredient at a time. We call our process The Evme Method™.
Of the Population of the World Identifies as Having Sensitive Skin
Source: Frontiers in Medicine
Of Personal Care Products Marketed as "Hypoallergenic" Contain at Least One MAJOR Contact Allergen
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Apr 2015
There are certain ingredients that are basic to making a formula. We are rethinking the whole formulation process and creating proprietary replacements for a variety of ingredients that are reactive in classes like preservatives, emulsifiers, fillers, emollients, surfactants and many more.
You will also find our products to be: free of all fragrances, allergenic preservatives, dyes, acrylates, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and thousands of other known allergens and irritants.
We are constantly evaluating the latest allergy research and we will evolve with any newfound knowledge.
Natural ingredients sound so fantastic, but are there any downsides? In the push for products to be more natural, we are seeing higher use of food allergens in personal care products. And food allergies and sensitivities are on the rise! Also, people assume that natural ingredients are not irritating or allergenic—yet they absolutely can be!
We’ve made a conscious effort to source our ingredients in a way that can be free of allergens. This not only includes major food allergens like dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, nuts, coconut, seafood, sesame and many other known food allergens, but also numerous plant-based and naturally-sourced reactors.
Regulatory standards change slowly in the US. At Evme, we’re adhering to more stringent global standards. This translates to avoiding thousands of concerning ingredients banned in the EU and other international regions.
We want to make sure that our products are safe for all living beings, all the while doing it in a cruelty-free way.
Realistically, any ingredient has the potential to be allergenic. Despite that high bar, we’ve done everything in our reach to source the most non-reactive ingredients, to get as close as possible to being completely allergen- and irritant-free.
"Hypoallergenic" means less allergenic. "Sans-allergenic" means without allergens. That’s how we’re different. We’re moving the bar higher toward being fully "sans-allergenic".
Our Key Ingredients
Adhering to the extremely strict Evme Method, getting on our ingredient list isn’t easy. Here are some key high-performance ingredients that keep your skin looking and feeling its best!
Glycerin is a natural component of healthy skin. At Evme, we use glycerin sourced from rapeseed, which is a less allergenic source than the usual types, usually sourced from soy, corn, coconut, or palm. Glycerin acts as a humectant, allowing moisture to penetrate deep into the skin, while also helping to repair skin elasticity.
aqua maris (sea water)
This mineral sourced from Deep Sea Water in France has been known to reduce inflammation and calm irritation and reduces dullness.
ophiopogon japonicus root extract
These natural ingredients are wonderful for sensitive, irritated skin and have been shown to restore barrier function and increase hydration. This can be particularly helpful in reducing flares in people with atopic dermatitis or eczema.
nelumbo nucifera seed powder
This seed powder, sourced from Lotus roots in Europe, contains powerful antioxidants and protects your skin from free radicals. It also has some astringent and toning properties as well as soothing and calming effects.
sea buckthorn seed oil
This special oil, sourced from the Tibetan Plateau, comes from Sea Buckthorn berry seeds. The berry is rich in multiple bioactive compounds such as vitamins C and E, carotenoids, flavonoids, fatty acids, plant sterols, lignans, and minerals. Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil has a wide range of beneficial effects, including improving skin elasticity (anti-aging), and increasing hydration (by reducing transepidermal water loss). Sea Buckthorn also has antioxidative and antimicrobial properties. It additionally can have a brightening effect, reducing hyperpigmentation.
sodium ascorbyl phosphate
This is a gentle, stable form of Vitamin C that works well for people with sensitive skin (not all Vitamin C’s are created equal!). It has amazing anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties. It also boosts radiance and evens out skin tone, working well to reduce the appearance of dark spots.
Sodium Hyaluronate (SH) is a hydrating ingredient that attracts and binds water and is great for moisturization, helping to promote good skin barrier health. It also plumps skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. SH is related to Hyaluronic Acid, but SH is more easily absorbed and more stable, helping to penetrate into deeper layers of skin.
oryza sativa (rice) bran
Oryza Sativa Rice Bran is a nutrient-rich product with a long list of bioactive compounds that include polysaccharides, proteins, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, and other phytonutrients. Benefits include improved hydration (promoting a healthy skin barrier), reduction of free radicals, brightening, calming and soothing.
Squalane is a more stable derivative of squalene, a lipid that makes up about 10% of your skin’s natural oils. Our squalane, sourced from sugarcane, helps to keep the skin hydrated and the oil levels balanced. Squalane also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces flakiness and dryness, and is non-comedogenic, making it great for congested or oily skin types. It also works as an antioxidant, preventing free radical damage.
xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol
These water-binding plant sugars allow for increased hydration in the skin, while also helping to limit water loss by creating a stronger skin barrier.
Kaolin is a naturally occurring clay mineral. This clay provides a gentle way to clarify and purify skin, making it a great ingredient for people with sensitive skin. Kaolin can reduce excess oiliness, and is effective at deep cleaning and removing impurities.
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